Poets on an island

Happily, beautiful weather as the New York City Poetry Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend. Even my kids wanted to check it out…

My favorite discovery today was the singer Ganavya Doraiswamy, who performed alongside headlining poet Kaveh Akbar. Her music walks gracefully between Carnatic and Western music, as in this YouTube video I found afterwards.

Listening and listening, and happily supporting the poets. And after so many months of Zoom readings and conferences and workshops, it felt like absolute heaven. Even as melancholy as poetry makes me sometimes, I am filled with gratitude for everything it teaches.

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