“A poet dares be just so clear and no clearer... He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it. A poet utterly clear is a trifle glaring.”
— E. B. White, from One Man's Meat.

Poetry in the Air

Poetry is everywhere

Poetry in the Air – When words get wings, is an event to incite love for poetry and poetry performances with society at large. This involves poetry reading, performances at college campuses , exclusive poetry book fair as well as folk poetry.

open Mic

Irrespective of which language you write in, bring some poems along and perform at our open mic. We believe in packing the confluence with as much poetry as possible!

Poetry Book Fair

There will be a book fair at the venue exclusively focused on poetry. If you are a publisher or a self published poet , please inquire at kolkatapoetryconfluence@gmail.com to know how you can showcase your latest books. We will also support new book releases at the venue.

Poet's Retreat

Retreat with poets for two days at Shantiniketan to hold deeper discussions, open up collaborations and build bridges among languages and cultures. ( 13-14th June 2022). This will happen after the main event is concluded.