From A Verse-Maker’s
Diary is analogous to a bouquet. A corsage of poems that portray great
versatility in both hue and fragrance. It courageously experiments with bold
forms of poetry while gracefully hanging on to its sole purpose. For example,
included in this collection are works such as a poem without words, a ‘phonem’
and an acrostic verse that will leave you stupefied. Every poem strives to pinch a distinct feeling.
An ailment for the soul and candy for the tongue!
Shodhan Prakash, 19, is an aspiring poet and this is his
first attempt to revive the dying poetry scene, especially among the youth of
today who seem to have abandoned this raw form of literary art. He completed
his schooling at Bishop Cotton Boys’ School, Bangalore and is currently
pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in computing science and technology from Vellore
Institute of Technology, Vellore. He considers himself a jester in a circus of
words who obtains immense pleasure when his verses succeed in provoking an
emotion or two.