Tag: Telugu Poetry in English


No doubt, contemporary Poetry in Telugu is much ahead of the same in any other Indian Language. Politics of Identity-say feminism, Dalit question, outcry of minorities and regional backwardness- have enriched our poetic expression. Telugu poetry has always been quick in adopting all the modern and post-modern techniques. Still, our contribution draws little attention of the poetry lovers in other of the country, if not the world. We have the dearth of translators.Even those who indulge in this craft lack poetic sensibilities.They fail to distinguish poets from non-poets and poetry from non-poetry. They select pieces at their disposal , translate and claim it as the representative ones. Most of the times these English renderings remain literal translations -not literary ones. I wrote an editorial in the year 2000 on this ‘injustice’