Beautifully written, extraordinarily powerful. The ultimate read for lovers the world over!
A city is gone whoring with twisted minds
and uncertain ways, the heart of a city.
Vihang A. Naik was born in Surat, Gujarat on September 2, 1969. He is India s contemporary poet writing in English. His poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies along with some significant e-publications. Four collections of his poetry have been published: Poetry Manifesto: New & Selected Poems (2010), Making A Poem (2004), City Times and Other Poems (1993). His Gujarati collection of poems include Jeevangeet (Gujarati Poems) in 2001, dedicated to the cause of victims of Gujarat Earthquake of January 26, 2001 In his latest release Vihang A. Naik throws light on the life of a city in all its shades, glory and misery.
Beautifully and thoughtfully conceived, City Times and Other Poems by international poet Vihang A. Naik will take his readers on a lyrical rollercoaster of discovery against the backdrop of a city scape. With an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of his readers Naik has an undisputed talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity. Divided into six segments the philosophical undertones remain ever prevalent and speak to the inner solitude of our individual selves whilst the poetic expressions found in his creations allude to the spiritual and metaphysical contents of life as he reaches the higher territories of sharp intellectualism. Uplifting, yet veering towards melancholy at times, the collection combines to convey a sense of pessimism whilst encouraging readers to reflect upon those spiritual and metaphysical elements of life which often transcend ordinary human capabilities, demanding reflection, but more importantly an exploration of our inner self and our place in the world.
A truly remarkable collection of poetry from an enlightened mind, City Times And Other Poems is a must read for discerning lovers of poetry the world over and is recommended without reservation.
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City Times and Other Poems
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