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.
"I liked the poems for their minimalist style. They say a lot of things in a few words, making the impact strong and palpable to readers. It is good to look at life through the eyes of the poet and experience it from his perspective, giving it a new meaning every time. Every poem has its own charm; hence it is difficult to say which one is my favorite as each poem speaks about a different aspect of life and looking at it." - Mamta Madhavan
"This collection is definitely a must-read for all poetry lovers" - Rev of Making A Poem by Vihang A. Naik : by Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite
"This book is an attempt to underscore the significance of grave yet pertinent subject throughout and readers will certainly get enthralled and immersed with its inner beauty. And that exactly is the purpose of this anthology – to cause an impact without collision. Each poem will leave an impression and will compel the reader to think and introspect!"