Today I have the privilege of sharing an interview with one of the finest budding poets I have come across. I remember reading each poem and wondering ‘How beautiful! How profound!’ I would picture it all very clearly and I would nearly always get goosebumps at the end of each poem because the words moved me in the most wonderful way.
Namratha Varadharajan or Namy as she is fondly known, has written an incredible collection of poems each of which is an ode to an important social organization, movement or cause. ‘Because Someone Had To Say It’ is idealistic but not preachy. The book puts the spotlight on important issues but not in an attention-grabbing way.
As a lover of poetry, I took this opportunity to ask Namy about her thoughts on the genre. And her answers surely helped me appreciate it so much more. My favourite part of the interview? When I asked her if she could be a season, which one she could be and she replied in verse!! 🙂
This mom, wife and talented writer’s ideal day would include ginger tea, her family, petrichor and a delectable book. Time to get to know Namy better!