Umang is a community for poetic expression, performance, and dialogue. The Urdu/Hindi term ‘umang’ means new hope, desire, and joy. Initially focused on Pakistan and South Asia, the platform showcases poetic thought in multiple languages as well as in multiple formats – including text, audio, video, and art. Umang encapsulates a digital humanities endeavour for poetic knowledge in translation, alongside a moderated forum where users can submit and share their own poetry. It also features a blog for covering all things poetry, including essays, book reviews, and interviews. Apart from providing a meeting place for poets, writers, artists, translators, learners and lovers of the poetic word, Umang seeks to use new media to amplify traditions of poetic reflection and nurture our capacities for empathetic, cross-cultural connection.