Author Neel Preet’s interview over his first book, VOICE FROM THE EAST
Writer-Author, Neel Preet got interviewed by Book Reviewer, Srilekh Sridharan over his first book, VOICE FROM THE EAST, which is collection of 35 very appealing poetry and published by “Partridge India-Penguin Publications.” The book is celebrated with Genuinely High Ratings and some truly Positive Reviews!
About the Author:
Neel Preet wrote his first book, Voice From The East at a young age of 21 and he also happens to be the Youngest Recipient of the IJIP – Best Performer Award in the category of “Writer & Columnist” and a Lifetime Professional Member of the INDIAN AUTHORS ASSOCIATION.
Acknowledged as “Young Author” by the Prabhat Khabar Newspaper, the Author has also written numerous Articles and Columns for various Editorials at a very young age and had also Scripted a Feature Film for the INDIAN JOURNALIST For INDIAN PEOPLE (IJIP) at the age of 22.
The Author has also served as the Book Editor of Amardeep Negi’s Self-Help Book, “The Mind and the Secret of Receiving Money” published by Amazon-Kindle Direct Publishing.
Read the Interview here:
Srilekh Sridharan: Why the title ‘Voice From The East’?
Neel Preet: The title “Voice From The East” very much itself suggests that it’s a literary work by an Asian or probably an Indian. As India is referred to be as Eastern Cultured Nation. Well if you look at world map, you’ll find that India is an Eastern Country.
It’s my way of telling the world that this book, a collection of English Poetry is not by a Western poet but rather from an Indian poet.
Srilekh Sridharan: Why Poetry?
Neel Preet: The reason why I write poetry more often is because of the fact that poetry allows me to express out my feelings in most truest & honest sense!
Srilekh Sridharan: I know the vary basic concept of poetry that it should rhyme. But I can’t see any meter used in yours. Why?
Neel Preet: There’s no fixed pattern actually. I think there’s only 1 poem with rhyming scheme in my writing, i.e. “I Want” and most of them are Sonnets. Others are Free Verses & Ballad & Allegory. With only one lyric & one with rhyming scheme.
Srilekh Sridharan: Any reason?
Neel Preet: The reason why I don’t write in a fixed pattern is because I don’t want to get stereotype with only 1 form of poetry. I love writing sonnets more than any other form of poetry since I’m a big follower of Shakespeare.
I do not want to go with the rhyming scheme always as many of the times you get your main theme or central idea killed because of following the rhyming pattern.
Srilekh Sridharan: Hmm….okay be my teacher. What are the various forms of poetry?
Neel Preet: Sonnets, Ballads, Allegory, Rhymes and many more in fact. You must read I can suggest some good poets.
Srilekh Sridharan: That’s wonderful. Who are your favorite poets?
Neel Preet: Favorite authors are Williams Shakespeare, O Henry, Robert Frost, Rabindranath Tagore, Vikram Seth, Ruskin Bond. They are many more names but I must stop here otherwise the list will not end soon.
Srilekh Sridharan: And poems close to your heart?
Neel Preet: The Road Not Taken, If, Seven Stages Of Man, The Tiger, Stopping, The Dream Within The Dream, The Raven, Paradise Lost & of course the Shakespearean Sonnets.
Srilekh Sridharan: What is main theme behind each poem in your book?
Neel Preet: Well the main theme behind each of the poems collectively is “Self Realization”
Srilekh Sridharan: Finally, what are you working on next?
Neel Preet: I’m currently working on a collection of stories which I hope that it will be published in the 1st half of the upcoming year.
Srilekh Sridharan: Thanks Neel. It was wonderful talking to you. Good Luck for your book and all your future endeavours!
Neel Preet: Thanks Srilekh.