Writing in English is not just writing in English. In all its incarnations, language is shaped by disposition, culture and tradition. In spite of a shared literary history, there is no consensus regarding what constitutes poetic language. Due to its enormous promulgation in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, the English language has functioned very differently for many people and the use of language invokes different symbolic values. We have arranged an Indian-British-American poetry meeting with readings by and conversation between Andrew McMillan, Tishani Doshi, Jerry Pinto and John Freeman.
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