On March 25, 2016, the second episode of Poetry Slam Karachi was held. The event was organized at DotZero by Nida Saif and her team.
For a literature fanatic like me, the word ‘poetry’ was enough to cause excitement. But, I was even more pleased to find out that Logicose was sponsoring the event! I signed up to participate in the event as soon as I could.
I attended the Poetry Slam already expecting great things. To my delight, the event turned out to be beyond my ‘great expectations’.
The event started with an amazing recitation of Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” by Poetry Slam Karachi’s CEO, Nida Saif.
As soon as the competition started, young participants presented their phenomenal ideas in the form of beautiful poetry. It was a treat to watch and listen to the creative words performed artistically. The organizers did a great job with the event and the audience was extremely encouraging. Over 40 talented poetry enthusiasts shared their original poetry during the event.
The Future Poets
All the participants did a commendable job, but when there are competitions, there are winners. The winners for the Poetry Slam Karachi were:
1st: Sumair Khan
2nd: Annum Salman
3rd: Shahrukh Ali
Laiba Siddiqi and Yousuf Rahman also won special prizes for their exceptionally brilliant performances.
Keeping up with their tradition of promoting literature, Logicose played their part in making Poetry Slam Karachi a success. Logicose’s very own Anas Arif and Anum Azam were two of the three judges. They both gave encouraging speeches towards the end of the event.
Changing Horizon of Pakistani Literature
All the participants were wonderful in their own right. Poetry Slam Karachi proved that there is no lack of talent in our city. It was an honor for me to witness such extraordinary talent. Our young generation is quite capable of turning not only the beautiful, but also the misfortunes of life into gripping poetry. There is no doubt, that the youth of Karachi has splendidly inherited literary legacy.
Here is the poem I presented: