4.30 pm to 5.30 pm: “Metre, Magic, Mother”: An Introduction to Goddess Poetry Around the World by Annie Finch
Well-known American poet and performer Annie Finch is known for her poetry performances and understanding of poetic craft. Her work has appeared in several anthologies on poetics, feminism and witchcraft. In this exciting session, she will take audiences on a whirlwind tour of the goddess traditions of the planet, reminding them that Metre, Magic and Mother arise from the same source in more ways than one.
5.30 pm to 6.10 pm: “The Kingdom of Kali is Within Us Deep”: The Goddess Unplugged by Arundhathi Subramaniam with Shernaz Patel and Anahita Uberoi
Poet-curator Arundhathi Subramaniam introduces audiences to a vibrant mosaic of goddess poems in translation from diverse parts of the Indian subcontinent. These draw from her forthcoming anthology, Wild Women (Penguin India, 2024). Stalwart theatre actors Shernaz Patel and Anahita Uberoi join her in this invocation of the Goddess’ many names and moods.
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