Madhu Raghavendra

Madhu Raghavendra is a poet, social activist, and art event curator. He is the founder of Poetry Couture, one of India’s largest pro-bono poetry initiatives. His poetry movement has created free spaces for poetry in many cities of India. He works in public health and women empowerment. Formerly, he was a Senior Consultant to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, and Deputy Policy Lead at Knowledge Partnership Program. His debut book of poems, Make Me Some Love To Eat has been well received nationwide, and is in its fourth edition. He has conducted performance poetry workshops and read at many schools, institutes, and festivals across India. He has been a part of Sahitya Akademi’s Young Writers festival in Jammu. His work features in anthologies like Modern English Poetry by Younger Indians by Sahitya Akademi, 100 Poems are Not Enough by Waking Book Fairs, and Map Called Home by Kitab, Singapore. He was a resident artist at Basar Confluence, one of Arunachal Pradesh’s first artist residency programme.