Vijay Kiran Sekar on poetry and song lyrics

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Vijay Sekar Kiran, a poet who likes music, is of the opinion that the way poetry is taught in Bangalore’s schools and college’s leaves a lot to be desired. Often teachers who don’t understand poetry themselves ‘teach’ it to students. Everyone with a BA, MA, MPhil and PhD in English cannot teach poetry

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Vijay Kiran Sekar on poetry and song lyrics Vijay Sekar Kiran a poet who likes music is of the opinion that the way poetry is taught in Bangalore’s schools and college’s leaves a lot to be desired. Often teachers who don’t understand poetry themselves ‘teach’ it to students. Everyone with a BA MA MPhil and PhD in English cannot teach poetry. If you’re lucky you’ll have a good poetry teacher in school or college. But most students are unlucky in this regard. Vijay Sekar Kiran Given that most students know little about poetry they confuse song lyrics for poetry. It’s common for school students to borrow generously from song lyrics and put them into ‘poems’ they write. Sekar Vijay Kiran isn’t of the view that writing poetry should be left only to poets. How will there be new poets if failure is not tolerated he asks. Vijay Kiran Sekar From a commercial viewpoint he feels song lyrics have considerably more success than poetry. How many bookstores stock poetry by contemporary poets A few do. How many people accept poet as a job description Only publishers and other poets will. Sekar Vijay Kiran Poetry written by politicians receives a lot of media attention. The quality of this poetry hardly matters. The poet is more important than his or her work. Publishers are eager to publish the poetry books written by politicians from the ruling parties and the opposition. It’s important to pay attention to song lyrics says Sekar Vijay Kiran. It’s possible to overlook what a song’s lyrics are and what they are about. Failing to do so can leadto embarrassing situations online and offline. For visit us

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