Hello eveybody, welcome to our another talk show with author Dr. Diwakar Pokhiryal. You are going to enjoy this “Author Interview” session. I am Shreyasi Basu, thanks to the author for collaborating with us.
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Dr. Diwakar Pokhriyal has a passion for Writing. He has written 19 books that includes poetry, short story collections, and Novel. And he has been a part of more than 100 poetry anthologies with poets around the world. He has been awarded as ‘Voice of Indian Literature’, ‘Author of the Year 2019’, ‘India Star Icon Award 2019’, ‘Top 50 Influential Author 2K18’, ‘Limca Book of Records – 2017’, ‘Poiesis Award for Literature 2014 & 2017’, and ‘Aagman Young Talent Award 2015’. His author interviews are published in various blogs, websites and magazines. He has also started his you-tube channel “Creative Energy” where he discusses about creative writing and more.
QUESTION /ANSWER ROUND
When did you first considered yourself as a ‘Writer’?
I considered myself as a writer when I touched my first Published book ‘Words of Love’ in 2011. It was a really special feeling that I still can’t explain in words. It is like a dream has turned into a reality.
What is the most surprising thing you discovered while writing your book?
The most surprising thing that I discovered is the various forms of English Poetry exist in this world and I really had no knowledge about them until I strived to know about them and started working towards them. While writing the book I realize that more important thing is to understand a craft with minute details, but the first step is know it’s existence.
Can you share with us something about the book that isn’t in the blurb?
I would love to share an incident that happened with me in 2015. After a successful poetry recitation event I was talking with a great old aged poet and I asked ‘Why we are not learning about different forms of poetry?”. For this question, he answered that no-one is interested in learning various poetry forms; poets are only interested in reciting poetry.
This made me think that if I am a poet, isn’t it my duty to known various forms of poetry to learn intricacies of poetry forms and from there this spark of learning various poetry forms came.
To my surprise I tried to find a poetry book that explains various forms of poetry and I found none by any Indian writer and from there the idea of this book took place.
This book discuss 55 various forms and poetry with examples. This book shall not only help aspiring poets but it shall also inspire them to write and explore more in the field of poetry.
What is the key / theme or message in the book?
The key / theme or message is in there in the title itself ‘There’s A Poet in everyone’. It means anyone and everyone can write poetry.
What is the significance of your title?
It instills believe inside every creative writer that he or she can be poet; actually there is a poet in them. And after reading this book, I am sure they will experiment more and dive much deeper in the world of poetry.
Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?
At present I am working on my 2nd Novel. Also I have started my You-Tube channel “Creative Energy”, in this channels I am discussing about poetry, short story, Novels and more.
What message do you want to give your readers?
I want to tell them that “There’s Poet in everyone”. Take out your pen, read this book and start writing poetry. Do not think about best poetry; think about writing poetry first. More you will write, the better you will become.
What tips you would like to give to aspiring writers?
Keep reading and Keep writing. Never feel de-motivated anytime in your life, ups and downs are the part and parcel of the life. Hone your skills and keep reading.
How much time did you take to complete writing this book?
It took me around 5 to 6 months to write this poetry book, but it was really worthwhile sharing this book with the aspiring poets and I am glad they love this book. This has already been into top 100 Best Selling Poetry e-books in amazon.in
Who is your favorite author?
It is really hard to answer as I read books across various genres, based on my interest or sometimes suggested by friends. I have read a lot of writers like Harivansh Rai Bachhan, Gulzar, Ruskin Bond, Rabindranath Tagore, Munshi Premchand, Dr Ken Robinson, Amish Tripathi, Shawn Ashmore, Neelam Saxena Chandra and many more, so it is indeed very difficult to pick out one from so many breath taking writers that amazes you with their imagery and writing skills and inspire you to fly higher and higher.
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