Poetry

October 4, 2022
October 4, 2022

In the Morning

A fine good morning poem

September 29, 2022
September 29, 2022

Still Green

A late summer in June,

September 17, 2022
September 17, 2022

Ritual

Morning sun, and its endearing ardor swathes my spent body, I awake a ghost.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

SHOUTxDS Books presents ‘Slam Poetry Nights’ — Episode 1

The poems ranged from mental health issues to individual freedom of expression and every musing in between.

September 15, 2022
September 15, 2022

The possibilities of slam poetry

The evening of September 8 at The Daily Star Centre saw an outpouring of verses to a live and very interactive audience. Daily Star Books and SHOUT jointly launched our series of Slam Poetry Nights—an evening, every month, of verses recited in the spirit of creative freedom.

September 11, 2022
September 11, 2022

In ‘Nehai’, Yusuf Muhammad’s doha verses explore the ceaselessness of life

The aim of a dohakar has always been to open the eyes of the masses. Many of the dohas written by the two prominent dohakars, Soroho-Pa and Kabir Das, have modernist, anti-establishment themes, criticising the social, political and religious conventions of their times. 

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

A deep dive into a poet’s mind

He had lost touch almost completely with his craft, so much so that he wondered if he even had it in him. But even so, for the sake of writing, he wrote. When the pandemic hit, Helal batted off the dust of his desk and sat down to write. Sitting from a foreign land, the ink flowed again.

September 5, 2022
September 5, 2022

The Day I die

Poignant lines on wishful death

August 31, 2022
August 30, 2022
August 30, 2022

Writer becomes bestseller after his own employer buys copies worth 9 crore

Chulbul, who has written 29 books of poetry in his career spanning 9 months, characterises his style as introspective, post-modernist neo-absurdism.