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Vihang A. Naik

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Born and brought up in Surat, Gujarat, Vihang A. Naik is Indian poet who writes poetry in English and also translates Gujarati language poetry into English. His English language poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies such as:  Indian Literature : A Sahitya Akademi Bi-Monthly Journal , The Indian P.E.N., Kavya Bharati , POESIS : A Journal of Poetry Circle , Mumbai , The Journal of The Poetry Society ( India ) , The Journal of Indian Writing In English , The Journal of Literature and Aesthetics , The Brown Critique ,The Poetry Chain and anthologies such as Anthology of Contemporary Poetry edited by Menka Shivdasani ( Big Bridge, USA ), Accent on Indian English Poetry ( Special issue ) Indian Literature edited by H. S. Shiva Prakash ( A SahityaAcademi’sBi-Monthly Journal , 1998 ) , The Dance of the Peacock ( Hidden Brook Press . Canada ) and  A Decade of Poetry edited by Prabhanjan K. Mishra ( Poetry Circle , Mumbai ) besides others. He is educated from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda with Philosophy , Indian and English Literature . He had his primary schooling from Navrachana School of Baroda  ,Gujarat .

His notable collection of poems Poetry Manifesto ( New & Selected Poems ) is  published by IndiaLog ( New Delhi ) in 2010.   His significant collection of poems include Making A Poem published by Allied Publishers’ (Mumbai) in 2004. His first collection of poems includes City Times and Other Poems published in 1993 which is entered in Limca Book of Records ( 2016 ) , Indie Reader Discovery Award ( Poetry : 2016 ) Michael Madhusudhan Prize ( 1998 ) .

His Gujarati collection of poems include Jeevangeet ( Gujarati Poems ) published by NavbharatSahityaMandir ( Ahmedabad ) in 2001 dedicated to the cause of victims of Gujarat Earthquake 26thJanuary , 2001 . He also translates poetry written in Gujarati language into English including his own Gujarati Language poems into English.

After doing odd jobs he took to teaching as a profession serving in colleges since 1996 in Gujarat. He lives and works in Gujarat, India. He can be visited at www.vihang.org