13 Apr 2015: Sonnet Mondal @ Uskudar International Poetry Festival, Istanbul

Young Indian English poet, Sonnet Mondal visited and performed his poetry at the ‘Uskudar International Poetry Festival’ also known as ‘Üsküdar Þiir Festivali’ in Turkish on invitation from the Uskudar Municipality and the festival organizing board from  Apr 4 to 11, 2015. The Fest was organized & sponsored by the Government of Turkey, Uskudar Municipality and Turkish Cooperation & Coordination Agency.

Sonnet read his poems at Baðlarbaþý Cultural Centre, Istanbul and a couple of universities in the city. On the final day of his events he actively took part in a young poets’ workshop and interacted with other young poets from Turkey regarding current trends in writing poetry and the art of reading poetry in particular.

Some of the eminent poets at the fest were Ryszard Krynicki (Poland), Ladan Osman (Somalia/USA), Leopoldo Castilla (Argentina) and Adnan Özer (Turkey).

(Report by: U Atreya Sarma Uppaluri, Apr 13, 2015)

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