BENGALURU: Delhi-based poet Nitoo Das will be in the city for Bangalore Poetry Festival. She shares her favourites with City Express, ahead of the event.
Your favourite love poem
Shapechangers in Winter, by Margaret Atwood
A poem / poet you keep going back to
Head of a Dandelion, by Alice Oswald. The subject (dandelion) is almost commonplace, but the images are startling and unforgettable.
The first poem you
Rhymes in Assamese, my first language.
Written word or slam? Or songs?
Epics or anthologies? Or any other genre?
Poetry collection by a poet.
Poetry vs prose
Inspiration / influences
Ted Hughes, Kamala Das, Vladimir Nabokov, Sylvia Plath, Alice Oswald, Remedios Varo, Benoit Mandelbrot, Art Spiegelman, Hergé.
(My responses to such questions keep changing with time. These answers are answers-of-the-moment.)