The aim of the book, Making A Poem, by Vihang Naik , is to make the reader aware of the process of writing poetry. The book is divided into the following sections: Are You Looking for that Poet? The Poet as a Young Man, Making A Poem, A Poem Comes Alive and A Poet.One of the pleasures gained by reading Vihang Naik’s poetry is the awareness that every poem, both singly and when placed together as a body of work, demonstrates a belief in the possibilities language might have to truthfully and energetically communicate the writing experience. Naik does not distract himself with enquires into problems of subjectivity and textuality, and although many poems in this collection are innovative and exploratory, Naik has faith in a poetry that can presume to speak of the poet’s life with clarity and wisdom. In this way his work should appeal to the shared experience of other writers and their common histories, and seek to render the function of poetry as a vehicle for insight, as a conduit between the individual and his wider readership. Making a Poem, is therefore, and intriguing work to appear at a time when what could be called a “revival” in poetry writing is taking place.
Making A Poem is a powerful affecting collection of poetry that sheds a fascinating light upon the writing process and poet's personal aesthetics. These are eloquent pieces where the poet displays a confident command of the poetic form to bring his ideas and observations to life. The pieces that ponder the reality of poetic expression are perhaps most fascinating. Their reflexivity results in a most engaging collection of poems. Making A Poem is an intuitive, thoughtful and creative pieces that work together as a cohesive collection.
JSTOR : Making a Poem by Vihang Naik Review by Patricia Prime Indian Literature