Subodh and Lakshmi, the founders of Atta Galatta - The Bookstore and Events Space, realized that while poetry as a form of self-expression was gaining immense popularity, and Indian poets and poetry were increasingly being recognized the world over, there were limited opportunities available for poets within the existing literary festival platforms.


The Bengaluru Poetry Festival was conceptualized as a celebration of all things poetry.


From classical to modern, from hymn to haiku, from ballad to ode, poetry is what makes language dance. The rhyme, the rhythm, all merge into the perfect pitch, so we think and ache, and remain human.


An inherent love for poetry brought the core team together – to plan this festival in a spirit of gratitude and joy, as a salute to poets and the magical, magical world of their compositions.