Contemporary world poetry, it appears, is a prescriptive ocean in which contending world views are strenuously vying for recognition and relevance. Contemporary Indian poetry, no less, is caught in this agenda of making the human voice to be heard.
While Ankur's works bear a semblance of the traditional fare in portions, his approach is actually radical, verging on the iconoclastic. Betageri maintains a playful ear on the fringes of his works, daubing with the erotic here and the platonic there. He is in this introduction represented by a variety both in kind and in chronological topicality. Ankur has benefited from the influence of scholars like Hulkuntemath Shivamurthy Shivaprakash, playwrights like Wole Soyinka, film makers like Martin Scorsese and visual artists like Jayant Parmar.
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