Russian Poet Accused of Militant Activities

In Global Trade Talk by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Russian poet Yulia Privedennaya, leader of a youth commune called PORTOS (an acronym for the slightly Orwellian-sounding “Poetic Society for Development of the Theory of the Common Good”) has been given a 4 1/2-year suspended sentence after a Moscow Court ruled that the commune was being operated as an illegal militant group. According to the Moscow Times, …

Bonus Material: Remembering Poet Kamala Das

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka PUNE: Revered Indian poet Kamala Das died this past Sunday, age 75. Known for her work in both Malayalam (the language of her native Kerala) and English, she was a ground-breaking writer, a feminist who did not shy away from the erotic or confronting patriarchy. She started writing as a teenager, using the nom de plume Madhavikutty. …