Vijay Seshadri and the power of poetry

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If authors can paint a picture with words, Vijay Seshadri illuminates intangible emotions through his poetry.

Vijay Seshadri and the power of poetry

Vijay Seshadri and the power of poetry

If authors can paint a picture with words, Vijay Seshadri illuminates intangible emotions through his poetry.

Since discovering his love of poetry as a teenager, Seshadri has artfully traced a unique impression of the human consciousness. Seshadri says his immigrant experience and coming of age in Ohio during the 1960s has greatly influenced his poetry.

Through these experiences, Seshadri provides a rare understanding of American society, peering in from afar and seeing the “bigger picture.”

He received the Pulitzer Prize for his collection of poetry, “3 Sections,” but Seshadri says he isn’t motivated by fame. Instead, he is inspired by something greater – the power of the written word.

Vijay Seshadri sits down with Mike Walter on this week’s episode of Full Frame and shares his thoughts on poetry as a voice for the human experience.