Poetry Across Borders is a community-run initiative of independent poetry circles in cities around the world. PAB explores, through poetry, the voices within and without our imagined boundaries. Our exploration culminates once a month in a live exchange of original poetry between poets who live in Bangalore and poets from another city. We intend to expand our networks over the coming months and reach out to more cities across the world.At PAB events, poets perform their own poetry at the designated spaces of each PAB circle in their home cities. The performance is simultaneously experienced in the sister cities of PAB by way of enabling technology. As such, participants at Poetry Across Borders events are privy to a unique international peer group, bound together by a love for the spoken word. By creating spaces for poetry and encouraging participation from new communities and circles in India and abroad, we hope to create a literary landscape that challenges those boundaries and encourages ‘poetic dialogue’ across borders.
Poetry Across Borders was initiated by Archana Prasad of Bangalore, India, along with Hoa Pham of Melbourne, Australia and Gaby Bila of Berlin, Germany.
If you would like to enlist your city into the PAB networks please fill out the FORM
BANGALORE-WASHINGTON DC IN 2011
THE JAAGA BANGALORE CIRCLE ON 27 AUGUST 2011
BERLIN-BANGALORE ON 20TH FEBRUARY 2011
BANGALORE-MELBOURNE ON 31 JULY 2010
BANGALORE-BERLIN-MELBOURNE ON 13 DECEMBER 2009