Vihang A. Naik born in Surat, India on September 2, 1969, is a contemporary poet writing in English, widely published and won many awards.. He is educated from The M S University of Baroda with Philosophy, English Literature and Indian Literature in English Translations. English Literature and Indian Literature in English Translations. 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“, His collections of poems includes City Times and Other Poems (1993), Making A Poem (2004) and Poetry Manifesto ( New & Selected Poems) (2010). His Gujarati collection of poems titled Jeevangeet (Gujarati poems) (2001) is dedicated to the cause of victims of Gujarat Earthquake 26th January, 2001. He also translates poetry written in Gujarati language into English including his own Gujarati Language poems into English. His poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies. After a brief job with ToI ( Ahmedabad ed ). He took teaching as a profession serving in colleges since 1996 in Gujarat. He lives and works in Gujarat, India.
The intense and unique “City Times and Other Poems”, is perhaps one of the most distinguished literary work of poetry in recent time…
“Reading City Times and Other Poems is a heady and illuminating experience. It’s most highly recommended.”
“Aiming toward philosophical, even existential concerns, these light-fingered lyrics leave too much unsaid.” -Kirkus Reviews
“highly recommended works for any poetry reader.” -Midwest Book Review
“demonstrates a belief in the possibilities language might have to truthfully and energetically communicate the writing experience.”- Patricia Prime