New Delhi, Aug. 9, 2016: Two international Slam poets, Kyle Louw from South Africa and Ikenna Onyegbula from Canada mesmerised the audience with the power of their words at Springdales School, Pusa Road. Three students of Class XII along with their teacher, Mrs. Savita Panhotra, had an enriching and learning experience in this creative writing workshop.
Ikenna is the world poetry champion (2014) and four times Canadian National Poetry Champion, while Kyle Louw is an internationally recognised spoken word poet. Both these poets introduced the children to the world of Slam poetry wherein poets perform original work alone or in teams before an audience. The interaction was enthusiastically received by the students as it brought them together from diverse backgrounds as a democratizing force through the power of their spoken words and performance. Students expressed their inner fears, inhibitions and used racial & gender injustices as well as current events for subject matter.
The poets shared their social media handles with the students, encouraging them to give expression to their thoughts without any censorship and exhorted the audience to be listeners with empathy.