Seventh tiol Poet’s Meet –Kolkata organised by www.poesisonline.com and www.xpresspublicationc.com at the Hotel Pan Asia Continental, Kolkata brought poets from all over India to discuss a full day on May 14 on poetry and Tagore. GopakumarRadhakrishnthe Founder and Maging Editor was an icon of dedication to poetry and literary creativity. Poets and academicians of the stature of Dr. Shivputra Kade, Dr. Srivas Vasudev and Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee chaired the poetic sessions. Bhaskar Jha spoke on Poetic creativity. In his iugural lecture Dr. Kade explained various facets of literary creativity. Dr Ratan Bhattacharjee gave his mind-blowing speech on poetry and the audience enjoyed it. Dr. Srinivas Vasudev in his wonderful speech enriched the literary discourses by introducing The Pagan by Gopakumar Radhakrishn and Colours of India by Candice James, Cada. There was a short session of conferring the rewards followed by the Poetry Recitation Contest session in which the jury members were Maik Dutta, Reema Das and Dr. RatanBhattacharjee. Many books were released in the meet including the Blessings, a poetry collection, The Story Wagon, short story collection, and Muse for World Peace, poetry collection (by Rajendra Padhi). Swap Behera delivered speech on Bharat Award. Poets and readers interacted and participated in literary discourses ever interesting and thought- provoking in the Poetry Workshop where the topic was poetry as a religion of creative and intuitive intelligence: Discourse of the Incalculable Dymics.
Poets like Ravi Rangathan, Rajbabu Gandham, Swap Behera and others were felicitated. The Vth Rabindraanth Tagore Award – Intertiol Poesies Award for Poetic Excellence -2016 honoured poets like Swap Behera, Deya Bhattacharjee Megh Gupta Jogani, Sagar Kataria, Devi Manoj, Gabriel Arnou Laujeac, Banda Kar, ParulRastogi, Shelley Hansem, Neeti Banga. The jury highly recommended the mes of many others poets. Rajdeep Chowdhury of West Bengal won the 5th Rabindrath Tagore Award, a memento and a cash award of Rs. 5000 for his book “Tsumi Aftermath” which according to Prof. Shivputra Kade, a Jury member is a reflection about human life; subsequently it is about human sense and sensibility.
It comprises seven stanzas that cover human destiny, innocence, human fraternity, pain and plea, fear death, conspiracy, destruction and more than that.
It is an exploration and examition of inner consciousness of human mind. It is introspective in ture. The Pagan is also released and this is a wonderful collection of poems by Gopakumar Radhakrish The Pagan is not a book of religion but it is a book for all and how to feel the religiousness around and how to go ahead with it. The poet here mirrors his ideas through the verse the impact of ture on human mind in the present world against the backdrop of globalization, privatization and marketing reminding us of Wordsworth’s The Prelude. The other anthology that is released is Blessings which contains poems of Swap Behera, Reema Das and others.