Q1. Tell us something about yourself?
I am a Poet who loves to write about everything and anything I come across. I am associated with Poets Corner since since the day it was founded and feel proud to be part of it. Graduate in English (honours) and post graduate in public relations I like to learn new things. I am also a keen observer about surroundings and people. I enjoy when I try to understand people through their way of writing or talking.
Q2. What is the name of your poetry book? And what is the significance of this particular title?
SILENT FLUTE. well The title “Silent Flute” signifies the rhythm in poems which is voiced without any noise as it is written work comprised in the form of book. The poems in this book may seem a point of view resulted from experiences but more than a view it is an observation of surroundings. That’s why most of the poems are about natural world.
Q3. Tell us something about your poetry book? Which is your favorite poem?
Well , this poetry book has more then 70 poems. Most of them are simple and short poems . it is tough to any one favorite poem but obviously there are few close to heart like “ last dance” , “ guide”, “unsung hero” and of course “silent flute.”
Q4. What type of poem you love to write? Do you have a recurring type?
I love writing rhyming poems although now a days I write more of free verse but no I don’t follow any pattern. But one thing is sure, all my poems are simple , with simple words and about simpler things around . I don’t like making things complicated.
Q5. How do you feel when your work was published? How was your experience with the publisher?
Getting published is always a good feeling. Its somewhat same like giving birth to a child. Getting a book published with through people like Sukrita Paul kumar, Yaseen anwer, Mariam Karim Ahlawat is an honor in itself.
My experience with publisher Kunal Marathe has been fine. He has been cooperative and transparent through out.
Q6. When did you first start writing, Poetry? What made you feel to express your emotions by writing poetry?
I started writing in school and then left later. It was after a decade or so , I realized that my happiness and satisfaction lies in poetry and hence I started writing again. I guess every poet is an emotional person; so am I . Poetry is not only a tool to vent out those emotions , but also it is a kind of experiment , that a scientist does in lab with a motive to get a good result. Only difference here is that a poets use words instead of ingredients in this experiment to prove a thought step by step ( line by line).
Q7. Do you read other poetry books apart from your work? Which is your favorite poem?
Yeah I do read a lot on various poetry web sites, Inklinks. Infact that’s my hobby. There are few poems that has touched me to the core. “ Poor boy , by Yaseen anwer , “Second Chance” by Iain Macdonald, “Dot at the End of the Sentence” by David Myers, Shakespeare and many more.
Q8. How did you Promote your poetry book? What strategy did you follow in marketing your book?
well I really don’t know much about promotion and marketing of books. It is entirely done by dear Kunal and I hope he is doing is nicely. I let publisher decide strategy and other things and just follow what is being done or yet to be done.
Q9. Apart from Poetry are you planning to write a novel or Short story?
Yes ,yes , although I was writing a novel but now before my novel I am coming soon with a much bigger project. It is too early to disclose about it. But surely it will be a turning point in my writing career. Thanks to the people who have been great support in this project.I am so so happy and excited about it.
Q10. When are you planning for the next book?
By the end of this year. :)
Q11. How much time did it take to write a poetry book?
Well I just kept on writing . I don’t write daily . so I decided for the book once I had enough number of poems.
Q12. What would you like to say to our readers and fellow writers?
Keep on reading , keep on writing! And enjoy the criticism!!
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Thank you Aparna for sparing valuable time….. All the very best for your book…