Niamh Clune

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In The Sandbox With Dr. Ampat Koshy

The Death of Poetry: Uncovering its meta-structure, unpacking its discontents. About a hundred years ago a book was written that shook the Northern or Western world. It was Thus Spake … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 38 Comments

In The Sandbox With Dr. Koshy

In this week’s, In The Sandbox, Ampat Koshy discusses a subject very close to my own heart ~ whether or not poetry is particularly national or not. I would like … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 29 Comments

In The Sandbox With Dr Koshy.

In this week’s “In The Sandbox,” Dr. Koshy introduces a theme which I am sure many of us poets are familiar with: Depression and Suicide. For some of us, those … Continue reading

July 11, 2013 · 28 Comments

In The Sandbox with Dr. Ampat Koshy

Which shall we choose? Young/old, simple/complex, popular/or great bards? By Ampat Koshy In the humorous film ‘Music and Lyrics’ (2007), a discussion comes up between Hugh Grant (Alex, former pop music … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 24 Comments

In The Sandbox With Dr. Koshy

The Elegy This piece is dedicated to the memory of Nikhil Sharma, who was a budding Indian poet and a bright shining light; a smart young personality I knew who … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 19 Comments

In The Sandbox With Dr. Koshy

Among other things, as Dr. Koshy looks at Content and Style, he draws our attention to the Dalit poets. For those of you unfamiliar with this term, Dalits are at … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 30 Comments

The Wednesday Corner with Atindriyo Chakraborty: On the Necessity to Subvert

I had the opportunity to come across Atindriyo’s perspective and subversive poetic voice through Dr. Ampat Koshy. Atindriyo delivers his relevant perspective about the globalisation of social networking in terms … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 18 Comments

In The Sandbox By Ampat Koshy

In this week’s In The Sandbox, Dr. Ampat Koshy features the wonderful poetry of Algernon Charles Swinburne for our Plum Tree Books regular feature.  Ampat elucidates the importance of rhythm … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 21 Comments

In The Sandbox With Ampat Koshy: The Indian Connection!

Delighted to welcome Ampat Koshy onto the Plum Tree. He will be bringing Indian poets and their poetry to our attention. Thank you, Ampat for your great article! With Koshy … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 30 Comments