Submitted by subhomoy-mukherjee on Fri, 04/09/2010 - 22:13.
Apr 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) The internationally
acclaimed poet and youngest Poet Laureate Sonnet Mondol talks to
Subhomoy Mukherjee of WBRi Washington Bangla Radio and recites a couple
of his poems. Watch the interview video and listen to Sonnet's recitation online exclusively on Washington Bangla Online Radio.
Poet Laureate Sonnet Mondal is one of the illustrious names in the field
of English Poetry and Literature. Starting his poetic career in 2007
through his book “A Poetic Peep Into The Post Modern World”, at present
he has authored two other collections of poetry namely “The Curse of
Atlantis and Other Poems”(released in 2009), “21 lines Fusion Sonnets of
21st Century” (due release in Kolkata book fair 2010), Sonnet’s
Treasure of Poems (due release in 2010 in Sweden) and a translation work
namely “Songs from the Ashes”(Due release in Kolkata book fair 2010).
He has been honoured several times with many International awards and
recognitions and his poetry has been featured in several world famous
journals and magazines. His poetries and messages have been read out in
radio shows Like World Poetry Café Show, Canada, etc. Reader’s say the
specialty of Sonnet’s writings lies in its wide variety, range and
simplicity in language. Sometimes he experiments upon traditional
poetry, sometimes rhyming and sometimes free verse. But each time he
lures his readers into a different World where one can feel a fresh
breathe while reading his poems.
Sonnet Mondol's Book Inauguration on World Poetry Day, Mar 21,
Sonnet’s has been praised by eminent personalities like Dr. A.P.J
Abdul Kalam, Harvard President Dew Fraust, Dr. Stephen Gill, Dr.
Thiagarajan, Dr. Leo Rebello,Dr. Sandra Fowler, Dr. Ramesh Chandra
Mukhopadhyaya, Taslima Nasrin, Nora McCarthy, Trade Martin, Gopal
Krishna Gandhi, Subodh Sarkar and many others. The appreciation letters
sent to him via emails and through different forums amount to over 1000
from peoples of more than thirty countries.
In 2009 Sonnet’s name
was included in the Dictionary of Contemporary International Poets
published by International Poetry Translation and Research
His books have also been given as Government Book
Award from the Government of West Bengal(DMC),India to well performing
students in class 10 and 12.