Winter Poems Book Review


BOOK REVIEW:


Winter Poems as the name suggests is a collection of poems written during the Winter season. Published in 2014, this book proves that how powerful and impactful a poem can be even after 6 years.


Most of the poems are based on Social issues and Human Life which unfortunately are still relevant. Each poem in this book kicks off on a light note, but in the end, it leaves you in deep thought.


The overall collection of poems is beautiful and well-crafted. It is worth reading aloud twice, thrice, as many times as you want. The more you read it, the more it will make sense to you.


Our beautiful World has some dark sides, and this book takes you there. If you love reading poems written in a way to challenge your thought process and make you think. Then, Winter Poems is a MUST READ for you. So, go ahead and buy this book from Amazon now.


BOOK RATING: 4/5


PUBLISHER: Leadstart Publishing


GENRE: Poetry


ABOUT THE BOOK:


The poems contained in this collection, Winter Poems, by Sabarna Roy were inspired by the relatively mild season that prevails in Kolkata following the season of festivities, the Durga and Kali Puja, and portray myriad shades of human life. Some of them deal with the imaginations of death and home while still others the idea of loss and coming to terms with gradual wasting of life. Many aspects of human life and commonplace human impulses are examined and brought to life through a range of imaginations and varied metaphorical associations. The poems are sure to delight the readers and generate a whole range of emotions among them.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


Sabarna Roy was born in Calcutta on December 15, 1967. He is presently working as a Senior Vice President of Business Development at Electrosteel Castings Limited.


He took to creative writing in the year 2007. Thereafter, between 2010 and 2019 he has published five literary books: Pentacles, Frosted Glass, Abyss, Winter Poems, and Random Subterranean Mosaic: 2012 – 2018 Time Frozen in Myriad Thoughts. The five books were published by Leadstart Publishing. His books cover all genres: prose, poetry, and plays.


Sabarna Roy has also published a technical book: Articles on Ductile Iron Pipelines and Framework Agreement Contracting Methodology, with his co-authors Rajat Chowdhury and Basanta Bera. This book has been published by Scholar's Press and is a collection of nine articles published in peer-reviewed national and international journals.



INTERVIEW:


Q. When did you first realize you wanted to write your book Pentacles?


June 2007. When it occurred to me if I did not write, I would die.



Q. Your book Frosted Glass is set in Calcutta. Tell us why Calcutta (Kolkata) is so important to you?


Calcutta [Kolkata] in more ways than one has formed my persona and my sensibilities although in my growing up years between 1974 and 1982 I have been away from Calcutta.



Q. What was your experience of writing a full-length play Abyss? Will you write a full-length play again in the future?


Abyss gave me the unique experience of writing realistic conversations to build up the crescendo of suspense in the play. Yes, I plan to write a full-length play in 2022. Although, Conversations between Dr. X and Mr. Y in Random Subterranean Mosaic is no less than a play.



Q. What inspired you to write Winter Poems?


I love writing poems in the mild winters of Kolkata, generally. A way of time passing. A way of collecting my thoughts.


Q. What does your family think of your book Random Subterranean Mosaic 2012 – 2018?


My wife is in love with the book. She likes the format - the diary format; the anecdotal format of the book. Also because it is an easy read. The most complex things have been expressed very lucidly.


Q. Tell us something about your upcoming book.


The book that is getting published in June 2020 is titled: Etchings of the First Quarter of 2020/Letters, Ideas, Conversations & Poems. It consists of a Novella titled: Duality and a Poem Cycle titled: Winter Poems 2020.



Q. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?


I am a natural writer. When my thoughts are flowing through my mind harmoniously and melodiously I continue writing as long as it takes. Otherwise, I do not write.


Q. What do you like to do when you're not writing?


I like reading, watching movies, international TV Series, and listening to music. The last book that I read was Stephen King's Outsider; the last movie that I watched was Sergio; the last TV Series that I watched was Better Call Saul [Season 5]; among music, I have been listening to Coldplay, Poets of the Fall & Tchaikovsky.


Q. Out of all the books that you have written. Which is your favorite one?


I forget about my books after I have written them. So, there is no clear-cut favorite.


Q. What’s the best way to market your books?


I have no thorough understanding of marketing my books. That is the reason I look forward to professionals.


Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes.


I think it has a great future because of your energy, sincerity, and dedication to the work and your keenness to support good literary works.


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