January – Poetry month

January – Poetry month

When prose is just a bit too… well, prosaic, and we need a different form to express our innermost feelings and thoughts, poetry bursts forth from our hearts and spills onto our pens and keyboards. January was poetry month on the Writing with Sandhya YouTube channel, and we heard a range of voices from established poets to debutant ones. From TV producers to English professors, former Wall street executives and bankers to IT professionals, from US and Australia to India – the channel featured a glorious bouquet of all their poems.

Here are the episodes – do catch up on the ones you may have missed:

Minal SaroshHaiku
Reena Nag, Joyce Rufus Anu Anniah, Priya R, Reena Bhatnagar, SandhyaSafe and brave space
Anirban BhattacharyyaMumblings and Musings
Lalnunsanga RalteSanga Says

And now our favourite segment of match the quotes to the episodes:

I enjoyed listening to the talk thoroughly. Although I write Haiku, Waka and Senryu in Japanese, I didn’t know much about how to write it in English so it was very interesting. I would love to read Minalji’s new Haiku Collection soon. – Sushi and Sambhar

This was very nice Sandhya. It was delightful to meet Anu, Reena, Joyce and Priya. All of you have lovely voices 😊 – Priyanka Chowdhury

Loved this vibrant interaction. – Santosh Magazine

One of the best…👍👍 – Phida Dkhar (on FB)

The pandemic has given the space for people to dust off old notebooks of poetry written in college and closet poets to shyly step out with their verses. Are you one of them? Dust off your old poems or write new ones and join the tribe.

Meanwhile, subscribe to Writing with Sandhya and click the Bell icon to get notified about episodes that get released every Saturday at 11 a.m. India time.


About Sandhya Ranganathan

Sandhya is a dreamer, a writer and a globetrotter. She has authored a children’s book, “Mia finds a home,” and co-authored her father, Lt. Col. V.S. Ranganathan (Retd.)’s autobiography, “Burma to Bangalore”, represented by The Book Bakers and published by Locksley Hall Publishing. Her poems have been featured in various anthologies. She currently heads a Technical Communications team in an MNC and is on the board of Manage The Docs industry leadership community. She enjoys pottering around her home and garden in Bangalore, India, with her human and feline babies. Oh, and she loves miniatures and clouds.
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2 Responses to January – Poetry month

  1. Joyce R says:

    I have watched almost all the episodes of Writing with Sandhya, and have enjoyed each one. The blend of writers you have interviewed is so unique and engaging. Each episode brings something new to the table and such
    diversity of views. Thanks you, Sandhya! Keep going!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful layout, Sandhya! Thanks for your leadership and for providing us with the opportunity to stay connected.

    Liked by 1 person

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