Friday, September 24, 2010

Esenin a prophetic poet: Puthussery

Poet Puthussery Ramachandran on Thursday, Sep 23 remembered Sergei Esenin as a ‘’prophetic poet’’ whose meteoric passage through Russian and world poetry left an indelible mark.

Puthussery was speaking after receiving the second Esenin Award here on Thursday. Instituted by the Moscow State Esenin Museum and the Russian Cultural Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, the award commemorates Russian poet Sergei Esenin and is given every year for promoting Russian language and literature in Kerala.

‘’Esenin started writing at the age of nine and courted fame by the time he was 15. In fact, it was in St Petersburg that he became famous as a poet. As he had come to Petersburg from the country, many called him a farmer poet. But he pointed out that he was not a farmer poet, but a poet. Esenin was a prophetic poet,’’ Puthussery, who has translated several Russian works, including the poetry of Anna Akhmatova, said.

Full report here New Indian Epxress

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