Vihang A Naik, an Indian Poet, was born on 2nd September 1969 in the town of Surat. He holds a degree in English Literature from The M S University of Baroda. His published work includes City Times and Other Poems (1993), Making a Poem (2004) and Poetry Manifesto (2010). He has also written a poetry book in Gujrati titled ‘Jeevangeet’ in the year 2001. He has dedicated this book to the victims of Gujarat Earthquake.
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words – Robert Frost”
To him, writing poetry is like being in love. It just happens to him. He considers himself as a person who writes for the people. He says that life itself is his inspiration.
City Times and Other Poems
Through his book, City Times and Other Poems, Vihang A Naik throws light on life of a city in all its shades, glory and misery. This book has found its place in the Limca Book of Records.
“Highly recommended works for any poetry reader. – Midwest Book Reviews”
“City Times appears to be only a short book but there are worlds of images and feeling inside, created by a gifted poet with a deft turn of phase. – Indie Reader (USA)”
The poems in this collection are vintage. Vihang A Naik’s poems are intuitive, thoughtful, philosophical and creative.
“This is a collection worth preserving with thoughtful insights at every fold and the inner tumult has been churned out with craft. – The Journal of the Poetry Society (India)”
Jeevangeet is a collection of Gujrati poems published in 2001. This book is dedicated to thousands of men, women and children who lost their lives and homes in earthquake in Gujarat.
Making A Poem
Making A Poem is a powerful affecting collection of poetry that sheds a fascinating light upon the writing process and poet’s personal aesthetics. These are eloquent pieces where the poet displays a confident command of the poetic form to bring his ideas and observations to life. Making A Poem is a intuitive, thoughtful and creative pieces that work together as a cohesive collection.
“This book is a record of the poet’s ideals, hopes, motives, observations and experiences. Through his book, he has propounded his theory of poetry which he wants that the poets of today follow and practice. – Contemporary Literary Review Indian”
Here’s a piece from City Times and Other Poems:
The path of wisdom,
on the contrary,
out of reach,
in beginning is the end;
in end, the beginning.