Hello and welcome
Sujata Bhatt - 22 January 2007
My name is Sujata Bhatt, and I will be the Poetry Archive's virtual writer in residence from today until April 2nd.
I was born in India, grew up there, as well as in the U.S., and currently live in Germany. As you can imagine, English is not the only language I am concerned with. For the past few years, besides focusing on my own work, I have been translating various German poets into English.
This residency will, of course, be greatly influenced by your questions and comments. So please do write!
I thought it might be useful (and fun) to start a 'poem of the day' feature. There are so many poems on the Poetry Archive website, sometimes one doesn't know where to begin.
Poem of the Day:
Listen to Harold Pinter's poem 'It is Here'. The poem is quite short so you probably have time to listen to it more than once. Enjoy Pinter's brilliant reading! As you can see in the accompanying biographical information, Pinter started out as a poet, and recently has decided to devote himself to poetry again.
Instead of me commenting on this poem, I would like to know what you think of it. How is your perception of the poem affected by listening to it? If you wish, do compare it to his other poems on the site: 'Cancer Cells', 'Later' and 'Episode'.
That's all for now. I look forward to hearing from you!