KATHMANDU: Poetry recitation programme held on May 30 at Institute of Advance, Communication, Education and Research Centre (IACER) college welcomed a crowd of participants. This plainly proved the rise of interest in english language and creative writing among people. This recitation programme is regular organised by the Society of Nepali Writers in English (N/WEN).
As amateur poets and other participants were passionately waiting for their turn, the recitation schedule set off with a poem Kirtipur Flood by an emerging poet Prakash Subedi.
The programme followed speed with other poems from Keshab Sigdel, Tila Ram Sapkota, Sarita Bhattarai Hem Raj Kafle, Muna Pokharel.
Most of the poems presented the idea of irony and humour. Sigdel’s ironical poem titled Happiness which touched upon marital subject was rewarded with standing ovation from the audience. Similarly, Hem Raj Kafle’s poem Woman’s Day was also successful to deserve similar cheer ups.
Professor Padma Devkota commenting on the poems of the participants said that the poems today represented multiple dimensions.
“This society has really provided a spacious platform for expressing emerging poets’ inner thoughts through poems,” he added. Devkota also informed that N/WEN was established by a group of writers and academicians with the main objective to encourage Nepali writers who write in english.
(February 09, 2016, The Himalayan Times)