"Poetry is an art," said a poet once. You clearly know that that's a blank-faced lie. A poet would've said, 'Poetry is blissfully pleasing,
Will you at least now stop all the greasing?
On my face,
You shoe lace!'
You'll clearly know that even that was a blatant lie. Only people from other planets can say preposterous things like that!
And Hoshang Merchant is far from a puerile poet. He's probably one of the most known poets across the city. His latest collection Ballagio Blues, published in a limited edition is a result of discussions with major world thinkers and artists on a Rockfeller Fellowship during his stay in the Villa Serbelloni at the Italian Lake Como is 2002.
Merchant's poems are known to be searing honest.
This reading session by the poet himself will be a selection of reads from his latest collection, Blues. Please be there to enjoy some really fine writing.