Vihang A. Naik was born in Surat, Gujarat on September 2, 1969. He is India s contemporary poet writing in English. His poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies along with some significant e-publications. Four collections of his poetry have been published: Poetry Manifesto: New & Selected Poems, Making A Poem , City Times and Other Poems . His Gujarati collection of poems include Jeevangeet (Gujarati Language Poetry ) in 2001, dedicated to the cause of victims of Gujarat Earthquake of January 26, 2001. He also translates poetry written in the Gujarati language into English, including his own Gujarati language poems.He is educated from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda with English Literature, Indian Literature in English Translation and Philosophy. From Surat, he moved to Baroda, Ahmadabad and other cities out of Gujarat.His primary school was from Navrachana then he changed cities and schools. His travels gave him unique insight into life and humanity and in “City Times and Other Poems” which entres “Limca Book of Records : 2016″, ” “IndieReader Discovery Award : 2016″, Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention Award : 2015″ , “IndiReader BestBook : 2015” and “Michel Madhusudan Prize” besides his other poetry collections he shares these observations in the brilliant medium of poetry. He took teaching as a profession serving in colleges since 1996 in Gujarat. He lives and works in Gujarat, India.


2015 Honorable Mention “Vihang A. Naik throws light on the life of a city in all its shades, glory and misery in his City Times and Other Poems. It is an anthology of his intuitive and philosophical poems. The Poems are divided in 6 segments i.e. ‘Love Song of a Journey Man’ is more or less an inner travelogue, The segments, for instance, ‘Mirrored Man’ is about the other chimeras in the city .The people in the city are capricious like the walk of a crab or the colours of a chameleon. While, ‘The Path of Wisdom’ is about the beginning of meditation and knowledge. ‘At the Shore’ records the poet’s sense of futility, memory, pain, exile and alienation at the shore of life. The title of this collection is also the heading for the last of its six sections, in which the city is unfolded as a market place, as a heaven for underdogs, and as a seed bed of change and is observed at evening, at mid-night, by moon light and through fog and haze.”

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5star-shinyBOOK REVIEW ON READERS’ FAVORITE -web“City Times is a heady mix of beauty, life and a visual array of the abstract sculptures and buildings that form the skeleton of the city. The section On Visiting Grandfather’s house is nostalgic and moody: “Grandfather’s father/ was a saint/ now/ a photograph/ lies untouched in an attic.” Time seemed to stand still for me as I read Naik’s verse. Each word is used with precision; each image is clearly brought forth with remarkable power and efficiency; each mood is brought to life, examined and then transformed into its successor. Reading City Times and Other Poems is a heady and illuminating experience. It’s most highly recommended.”

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5star-shiny-web“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 phrase.”

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“Reading City Times and Other Poems is a heady and illuminating experience. It’s most highly recommended.” Jack Magnus Reviewer for Readers' Favoritehttps://readersfavorite.comReaders' Favorite, USA

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