Poets set the mood, speak of influences
Mumbai: As the evening set in at the Times LitFest 2016 on Saturday, audiences turned the peotic page in the company of some great poets. Titled ‘Poetry in the Heat and Dust — The Ivory Tower is officially dismantled’ renowned poets Ruth Padel, Steven J Fowler and Gieve Patel converses with Ranjit Hoskote of influences behind their work.
Padel read out from her book — Tidings: A Christmas Journey, in which she speaks of the festival beyond just the family hearth and the celebrations. For Patel, his medical practice has been a great influence on his writings.