Author PUNINT K SAGGU, whose Book, “CHERRY TEARS: A Poetry Collection” which got published worldwide by Puffins Publishers Private Limited on Wednesday, 7th of April 2021, has been interviewed by NEEL PREET, who is Amazon India 4th BEST-SELLING Author, a Literary Editor, Columnist and Book Reviewer.
Check out Author PUNINT K SAGGU’s Poetry-Collection Book, CHERRY TEARS: A Poetry Collection on Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B08ZS4K6DS
Author’s Background: The Author, PUNINT K SAGGU is a 10th Grader nestled in the picturesque city of Dehradun; She is a student of the prestigious institution of the Convent of Jesus and Mary. An overthinking prodigy who hangs onto Harry Styles’ songs for hope, she loves reading for hours in a dimly lit corner of the room. She is inclined towards orating and learning about the new concepts that come up in the society, always trying to be an encouraging youth accepting people as themselves. She always tries to find her yellow wherever she can, be it in her writing, artwork or in people’s smiles. Solitude brings her peace and coffee is her driving force. She is an avid lover of music and nature, always trying to better!
Read the Interview from here:
Neel Preet: First of all, Big Congratulations to you Punint on your debut book, “Cherry Tears: A Poetry Collection” well, you’ve achieved something remarkably huge at a very young age! So, what’re your expectations from this book of yours? Please share your experience about this book.
Punint K Saggu: Thank you so much! Well, I have been writing for over three years and have always loved literature. I have found myself safe in the haven that is writing. Poetry is my expressive quotient; for when swords cannot fight my battles, the clash of a pen and paper lead me to victory! All I want from this book is, whoever reads it is able to relate to it in their own ways, knowing that coming back home can lead them to a person, a place or even a feeling. It will be amazing if this book holds even a quarter worth place in the hearts of the people who read it!
Neel Preet: I’ve read your book and I genuinely feel that it’s a wonderful collection of “Experience Based Emotional Poems” so my next question to you is that what inspired you to write these poems? What was the impetus behind this work of yours?
Punint K Saggu: My mother discovered and nurtured this talent of mine and urged me to keep writing poetry and I am so thankful for her advice and guidance. She is my biggest driving force and one of the many people who didn’t lose their faith in me when I found myself at the threshold of failure. The poems are inspired by some of my thoughts, memories, and revolves mainly around the many stages of life.
Neel Preet: You have given an interesting title to your Poetry-Collection Book, which is undoubtedly very catchy too; so, what made you go for this particular title for your book?
Punint K Saggu: The title ‘Cherry Tears’ has a very simplistic yet adorable backstory. The part Tears is representative of the bitter, sorrowful and numb moments in one’s life whereas Cherry is representative of that happy summer feeling which gives you butterflies in the pit of your stomach! All in all, the poems are a myriad of the beautiful and the broken. The title is also a secret ode to my favorite singer/songwriter, Harry Styles.
Neel Preet: While reading your book, I sensed that your poems are conveying some message and if so, then could you please discuss that with your readers.
Punint K Saggu: A lot of people have regarded my poetry as pessimistic and depressing even though I take it as a compliment. The poems are raw, some even overwhelming and some are poetry about love. The poems have a certain ambiguity so it gives the readers a large horizon to create their own happy or tragic endings.I write my poems to convey that being vulnerable is as big of a blessing as being happy because in the end, we’re all artists trying to find the best colors for our painting.
Neel Preet: These days a lot of writers are coming out with their books but only a few of them come out with ‘Poetry’ which I believe is a bold step so, my next question to you is that why did you choose Poetry to express yourself? And why not Short-Stories when that too could have served the purpose?
Punint K Saggu: The one thing that leaves me in awe of poetry is how a single phrase or verse could have a strata of interpretations for different people. The use of metaphors, allusions and imagery makes the poems spontaneous and readers tend to delve into the varied use and mismatch of words, hence I chose poetry. While stories lay out details of the plot, poetry invites the readers to create one on their own.
Neel Preet: Your poems had some really strong emotions and stories inside them, which had greatly impressed me and thus I would like you to explain the overall theme of your book!
Punint K Saggu: The book encapsulates an emotional whirlwind, with highs and lows, yellows and blues. Every poem has a drastic aura of aesthetics and vivid metaphorical phrases to represent the strong feelings that complete the cycle of human behavior.
Neel Preet: Your writing seemed to be really impeccable and you were bold with your poems in your book, which I really appreciate. Therefore, I want you to tell us about some of those writers, who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Punint K Saggu: I am a religious reader of the collections by Ruskin Bond and John Green. I also enjoy works from vintage eras including those of William Shakespeare and poetry written by Rabindranath Tagore. Tumblr aesthetics and my favorite songs have played a mighty role in the book’s completion.
Neel Preet: Is there any message which you would like to convey to your readers? Or any piece of advice, which you would like to give to the readers out there!
Punint K Saggu: All I have to say is, be the most unapologetic unfiltered version of yourself without giving in to the standards of the toxic society. Every color of the rainbow stands out and is as beautiful as the others. Express your emotions and views, draw them, speak about them or write them because your representation will be your legacy.
Neel Preet: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Punint K Saggu: I have been planning on writing fictional short stories and will keep writing poetry. Unexpected surprises are always fun and I hope my future project will be too.
Neel Preet: Thank you so much for answering all my questions. All the very best to you for future and your book too!
Punint K Saggu: Thank you so much for the opportunity. I am grateful!