Ariadne’s Notes: On April 5. 1:30 PM, PST, The World Poetry Cafe Radio Show Celebrated the launch of a beautiful book by poetess Preeta Chandran and Artist Pankaj Rohilkhandvi. This is an exquisite book which brings poetry and art together. We are honoured to feature them below.
Preeta Chandran is a fusion expert and a writer and poet, and the author of the books, ‘The Painted Verse’ and ‘The Portrait of a Verse’. She has been featured and published in a large number of International and Indian anthologies by prestigious organizations like The Poetry Society of India, Hidden Brook Press of Canada, Cultural Centre of Vijaywada, Guntur Poetry Festival, AuthorsPress, Galerie MP Tresart (Canada) and newspapers like the Hans India. She has won awards from popular literary journal Muse India, been featured in fusion exhibitions in international galleries like Galerie MP Tresart (Canada), and her haikus have won the best haiku prize in The Hindustan Times Brunch Haiku contests. She works as an Assistant Vice President in a renowned global corporation. She is a B.Sc (Hons.) in Chemistry, an MBA, and has received an honorary doctorate and is pursuing a PhD in Management.www.preetawriter.com
Here are some of the poems and example of the book.
I am –
The wind, the fire,
The mountain, the speck of earth,
The form, the formless,
The thought, the inconceivable.
Autumn rainbow –
Bridge of hope.
Paper planes –
Young dreams, loaded,
Ready to take flight.
You and me,
Gazing at the horizon,
I look back at our footprints in the sand,
And wish that,
Time would stand still.
Pankaj Rohilkhandvi is an artist and painter, and Fusion expert, whose work has found a place of pride in both Indian and International art galleries. He is the co-author/artist of the books, ‘The Painted Verse’ and ‘The Portrait of a Verse’. His work has been displayed in exhibitions at Emmaus Gallery (Milan, Italy), Galerie MP Tresart (Canada), Lokayakta Art Gallery (Hauz Khas Village), India Habitat Centre, Habitat World, Canvas Art Gallery (Nehru Place), Academy of Art and Design (New Delhi) and Uttar Pradesh Kala Academy (Bareilly). He has designed numerous book covers for eminent authors. His work has won several awards and he has been featured in newspapers like The Hindustan Times. He works as an Assistant Vice President in a reputed global organization. He is a Bachelor of Sciences, an MBA, and has received an honorary doctorate.www.artistpankaj.com
Fusion of Art and Poetry
Together, Preeta and Pankaj have been working in the field of fusion of art and literature. Their book, The Painted Verse, was a first step in this direction. They are soon coming out with their second book, The Portrait of a Verse, in which multilingual poet Marcela Villar is also doing the Spanish translation of the poetry. They have participated in numerous fusion exhibitions, including ‘Soleil d’hiver’ by Galerie MP Tresart, Canada, Fused-Unfused, at All India Fine Arts & Crafts Society, New Delhi, a fusion anthology ‘Et si les mots parlaient’ by Galerie MP Tresart, among others.
In Feb 2017, they were invited to the International Kolkata Book Festival, where they spoke about the evolution of fusion, works of artists like Picasso in the field of fusion, and its present form. Their session was covered by Doordarshan (DD News).