Kolkata, India, was recently treated to a feast of poetic musings late last month with the foray of the Chair Literary Trust that made its debut with the Chair Poetry Evenings – the first international poetry festival that saw an impressive collection of acclaimed poets both from India and abroad. Khmer Times was one of the media sponsors.
Poets from Macedonia, Belgium, the Netherlands, Ireland, Australia, France, Slovenia and from various corners of India will be in the Indian city of Kolkata in November for ‘The Chair Poetry Evenings’ hosted by the Chair Literary Trust in the city.
There was silence at the Cloud on Friday night as every single soul stared at Phavine Phung reciting one of her poetry from her newly launched “On the Hilltop of Hempstead Heath” book.
Under the yellow light inside the Cloud – an intimate place filled with artistic pieces and isotonic drinks – last Saturday evening, a mixture of poets, musicians, writers and storytellers from various nations gathered for an event.
When the idea of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first introduced to Cambodia, majority of the people seemed to be in denial.
Arnold Mesches was New York-born visual artist who had a file opened on him by the FBI targeting him as a subversive communist, his grandson is embracing this artistic mantle.
Promoting Khmer literature, Scholar Library will host an event starting this week that aims to raise awareness of poetry among young Cambodians.
After intermittently travelling between Cambodia and France for the last four years, he was ready for a change of pace, and once he reached his 50th birthday in March, his mind was made up.