The pen, they say, is mightier than the sword, and one of the oldest poetry groups in town has decided to test it against sexual harassment at an upcoming event. Called ‘Woman’s Word’, the special poetry reading by Delhi Poetree features original works of 52 women poets of Delhi.
recital will highlight poetry on women’s issues and features women from all walks of life, including home-makers, scientists, defence personnel, diplomats, scientists, writers, students and working professionals. Men, too, will read poetry presenting perspectives on women and the issues they face.
“At a time when the capital of the world’s biggest democracy is heating up politically in a time of drastically rapid changes, it is more important to inspire Delhi’s citizenship to recognise its role in giving both men and women a voice on women’s issues,” says poet laureate Amit Dahiyabadshah, founder, Delhi Poetree.
Catch it here
What: Woman’s Word — poets for women
When: April 12
Timings: 6.30pm onwards
Where: Shri Ram Centre For Arts And Culture, Mandi House
Nearest metro station: Mandi House on the Blue Line
For passes, leave a message on the group’s FB page