Poet-diplomat brings Indian poetry to Medellin, Colombia

Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. brought Indian poetry to Medellin International Poetry Festival in Colombia.

He read Delhi, Flower Girl of Delhi, Barbarians are finally here, and Borges among other poems at the festival which were translated into Spanish by the festival organisers.

Abhay is an invited guest poet representing Indian poetry this year at one of the world's largest poetry festivals in Latin America, now in its 27th year at the city of Medellin in Colombia. Last year, Keki Daruwalla had represented Indian poetry at the festival.

For Medellin's Indian connection, the city has a large following of Mahatma Gandhi and a large part of him adorns a prominent public space here.

Medellin, also known as the city of eternal spring, is hosting the eight-day-long poetry festival this year, with a participation of more than 100 poets from over 50 countries.

The festival kicked off on July 8 at a public square and was attended by thousands. Poetry readings over the week are scheduled in public theatres, hospitals, universities and school across Colombia.

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