I am here introducing to my beloved readers “Mandrita Bose” author of
“December Waves” a perfect amalgamation of soulful poems.
Pic: Cover Picture of “December Waves:
Pic: Blurb Section of “December Waves”
Lets hear what Mandrita wants to share about her books, passion and much more!!!
- Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am a person who likes to explore life in its many avatars.. Have new experiences. I’m someone who likes to think freely. Yet the best place for me is my bed, where I can relax and think of new ideas and write new poems.
- What prompted you to begin writing poetry?
I was writing from a very young age. The thing that attracted me to poetry was rhymes and the fact that I could tell a story through rhyming words. Then I started exploring new formats and now the style has changed to free verse. I also write letter poems.
- What types of poems do you find yourself writing most ?
Free verse. Letter poems. I also write a bit of Cinquain and Haiku.
- Does a bad review affect your writing?
I feel that constructive criticism can actually help me to write better. I don’t think any review should affect my writing.
Because more than anything else, writing is a passion and poetry is like a therapy for me. But if I feel there’s a point in the review that can help me improve my writing skills, I would try to use it in my work.
- In your view, what is an ideal poem should contain?
I don’t think there can be any ideal poem. Even the most structured poems can incorporate a vast range of topics. Poetry is a therapy, poetry can inspire, poetry can resonate with our feelings… there is no end to what poetry can do.
- Do you see role of witty in poetry?
Absolutely. Poetry can accommodate a lot of feelings, thoughts, ways of expressions.
- What’s the best way to market your books?
I usually prefer to promote it online and through poetry events. However, there is no end to how someone chooses to market their books. Also, this is my debut book. So let’s see what works best for me.
- Does your family support your career as a writer?
They support me and have been encouraging me to publish my book for a long time.
- What is your favorite style or form of poetry to read, and why?
Style doesn’t matter for me. I really love the poems which I can relate or which are written with great creative imagination.
- Which poets or poems most inspire you?
Poems written by Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost. Also admire poets in our times like Blythe Baird, Phil Kaye, Sarah Kaye, Megha Rao amongst others.
- Name the best poem you are most proud of writing in “December Waves” , the ones that you personally cannot forget?
I think poems like ‘Dear Voice’, ‘Dear Depression’, ‘Petrichor’, ‘Graveyard’, ‘She is free’, ‘She knows’ – these are a few I liked writing because they talk about important topics.
- Where is your favorite place to write and why?
Inspiration can strike any time. Sometimes I write in cafes, sometimes in a cab, or sometimes in my bed, at night, before I go to sleep.
- What is your preferred writing method (pen/paper or laptop/MSWord)
Pen and paper for the first draft.
- How frequently you blog ? Your blog link?
I usually write my poems on my FB poetry page where I can get in touch with my readers. I do have a blog about my initiative called Pen Portrait (customized poems on your picture).
Lastly I thank “Literoma”https://www.facebook.com/literomapublishingservices/
team for this awesome opportunity to interview budding Poet.
Kiran K Adharapuram