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Make Black-out Poetry Go viral

17 June, 2020 09:44:29
Make Black-out Poetry Go viral

Receiver of The Kavi Salam Award 2018, Sufia Khatoon is a multi-lingual performance poet, editor, translator, artist and illustrator based in Kolkata. She has an MA in English Literature, a PG in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Diploma in Visual Arts and Design. She is a PR, Media and Event curator by profession.


Black out/Redacted Poem


Those thorns will hurt eventually-
all accepted unquestionably. 
Body is bombarded from all directions 
in today's world.
Wisdom is lost in knowledge. 
A siesta sharpens the divide between
the glass building that nauseated 
of the good old bazaar, a space
where class distinction melted away.

12th May 2020
Sufia Khatoon 

The entire lockdown period has been of tremendous emotional stress for millions of people all across the world. #Goviraltostopthevirus has a kept the people engaged in a positive way.
Poetry, art or any form of the creative arts has tremendous healing as well as protesting power. I started working on blackout poetry with the idea of seeing the world in a new light through the visual power of poetry and also to use the resources available with me. It's a sort of regeneration of my own understanding of chaos and harmony.

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