Yesterday, I was interviewed for the television program ON THE GO which airs Sundays at 8:30 on Channel 201 in Malaysia about my recently published book of poetry THE RETURN OF THE MAGNIFICENT NINNY AND OTHER POEMS by Raj Dronamraju….The show I appeared on will air on August 22, 2010….I will be getting my own copy of the show at some point after that in 2010 and will upload.
It was an interesting scene….The host of the program is the beautiful and poised Lakshmi Appadorai, former Miss India Worldwide runner up/singer/actress and tv personality ….The interview took place in the California Pizza Kitchen in KLCC with the backdrop of the park behind the twin towers visible through a window.
The questions were good as was the exchanges they produced….Straightforward and direct….They filmed for an hour or so for an 8 to 10 minute segment….We will see how much of what I said (I also read three poems) makes it into the final interview.
Best Question of the night – What is bad poetry to you and what is good poetry? This allowed me to talk about meaning and definition vs. simple description.
Onwards and upwards !!!!