The “Pune Poetry Slam” movement officially began at November of 2013, when a group of school students — inspired by western poets like Phil Kaye, Sarah Kay and Anis Mojgani — decided to start their own small slam sessions in the city. Ever since then, the Spoken Word culture of Pune exploded city-wide, inviting poets of many origins and professions, from different parts of the country.

I decided to illustrate some of these most regular and amazing poets of the year ’14 as a means to celebrate their art.