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Scattered Constellations by Ankita Singh
Publish Date: July 31, 2018 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
Category: Poetry, Young Adult
I met poet, Ankita Singh, through a Facebook Book Bloggers group and couldn’t be more proud to introduce her first published book of poetry to you all!
At the tender age of 18, Anikta’s poetry collection is currently ranked among the Top 15 while on Wattpad, a feat that she’s extremely proud of.
Words tumble out, with no pause;
From the pen, my anelace,
That I hold so graciously,
(In awe of its majesty, its power)
In my hand.
They form thoughts, hopes and musings;
Reflect my soul, my entire being,
And spread across the page,
Like scattered constellations
Across the sky.
Scattered Constellations is a YA Free Verse Poetry collection.
Want to learn a little more about Ankita? Check out our interview below:
1. How old were you when you wrote your first poem? Do you remember what it was about?
I wrote my first poem when I was thirteen! I actually collaborated with my bench mate at school, because we were bored! The poem was in my mother tongue, Hindi, and talked about female infanticide. That poem is still one of my favourites.
2. Where do you find writing inspiration?
There’s no particular place or thing that inspires me to write, but some of the best of my poems did take birth during lectures at school, so maybe there is!
3. Is there a piece of work that you have created in which you most resonate? Could you walk us through your process in creating this piece?
Most of my poems reflect me in some way, but the one that I think I resonate the most with is ‘Taboo’. It talks about the barriers people have put in the act of loving, and how it destroys a beautiful bond.
I don’t really have a process, to be honest. I just write whatever comes into my mind, and then go back to it and edit. I have a really great friend who always points out the off sounding lines and helps me perfect the poems.
4. Do you have a preferred structure or stylistic technique that you use when writing a poem?
My favourite style for writing poems is free verse. I don’t like restricting my words into a particular format to create a poem. I prefer letting them flow as they want to and create the poems they wish to create.
5. If you had to pick one object that would be reflection of your work, what would it be? (i.e. a flower, a certain animal, etc.)
My poems are pretty simple, easy to understand and often carry a message for the readers, so I think I’d pick a grey, common pigeon as a reflection of my work.
6. Outside of writing, tell us your favorite fun fact about yourself.
I absolutely love cats! My book even has a poem solely dedicated to my fur-baby, Harry.
7. Where can people find your work published? Where can they purchase your book of poems?
My poetry collection, ‘Scattered Constellations’, is available for purchase on Amazon as an e-book and a paperback.
I’m currently working on a YA Fantasy novel. If you’d like to keep in touch, you can subscribe to my newsletter through my website!
Thanks for having me over Nikki!
Meet the Poet
Ankita, though lives in the historical city of Aurangabad, spends most of her time between the pages of a book. If she’s not reading, she can be found scribbling ideas into her journal or petting her cat, Harry.
She used to write under the pen name ‘Swibells’ until she realised that her own name isn’t all that bad. (Though she still manages to use her pseudonym at times!)
She’ll soon be starting her Bachelor’s in Arts, and is shocking excited about it! (She’s 18!)
Ankita is also an avid blogger at Anky’s Book Bubble, a blog where all she talks about is books! She loves interacting with her fellow bibliophiles, so don’t hesitate in contacting her through any of the below ways:
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