“Witty, critical, yet aware of traditions and capable of strong feeling, your poetic voice gives the reader real pleasure and satisfaction, addressing personal as well as public concerns. Like the poems of love and war of the classical Tamil poets, your poems really balance, complement, and enrich each other. They are quite varied in their moods, yet unified by a voice, and a careful craft I value”, AK Ramanujan wrote about Vasantha Surya.
Writer, translator, poet and a journalist, Vasantha Surya’s work spans over 50 years. This week for Bol, she reads some of her poems, along with a photograph by TS Satyam.