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Poetry With Young People

Poetry With Young People

  • Author: Gieve Patel
  • Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
  • ISBN: 9798126024291
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This collection of poems written by students between the ages of twelve and eighteen is distinguished by its pervasive tone of full- grown awareness. The poems come from a workshop conducted by well-known writer Gieve Patel over a period of a decade. They deal with a wide variety of experiences, from a moving camaraderie to violent aggression, from a deep love and understanding of Nature to a concern for its fate in today’s world. There are poems here also about friends, animals, neighbours, teachers, lovers and mothers.

The book will be of interest to students, parents, teachers, educationists, psychologists and to anyone who is curious to meet with young minds. A lively and entertaining introduction by Gieve Patel details the steps by which the poems got to be written, The poems are illustrated by four of India’s most distinguished artists.

Sieve Patel is one of India’s best-known writers. He has published three books of verse, and has written three plays. All three plays have been performed in this country. A book of his collected plays is soon to be published by Seagull Books.

He is also a well-known painter His paintings are in public and private collections in India and in other countries.


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