Poetry, a Conduit of Change

100 Thousand Poets for Change, Kuala Lampur

“Art presents the opportunity to influence change in the global social, environmental and political landscape. Poetry, very specifically, can gather people together for issues affecting the world. As a genre it forms an ideal creative outlet while allowing room for expression without the limits of overly rigid rules.”

An article in today’s issue of The Hindu, by Jessu John, on how 100 Thousand Poets for Change is creating ripples all over the world. In India, events are being held in Bangalore, New Delhi and Pune.

About Shikha Malaviya

Shikha Malaviya (www.shikhamalaviya.com) is a South Asian poet & writer. She is co-founder of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective, a mentorship model press publishing voices from India & the Indian diaspora. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and featured in PLUME, Prairie Schooner & other fine journals. Shikha was a featured TEDx speaker in GolfLinks, Bangalore, in 2013, where she gave a talk on poetry. She has been a four-time mentor for AWP's Writer to Writer Mentorship Program & was selected as Poet Laureate of San Ramon, California, 2016. She currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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