With an overwhelming response of first book, Poetic Howl which was a collection of English poetry, Shashank Sharma has come back with its second volume titled Poetic Howl 2. The comeback of this young poet is not just bigger but better and more vivid. He has included English translation of his own Hindi poems in the same book so that even non-Hindi readers can also take a gulp of his thoughts. Such an innovation marks it not to be a sequel to Poetic Howl 1, but more like a part of the same series and genre of poetry.
The poems talk about various bold and powerful social topics like caste segmentation, gender discrimination, religious intolerance, sexual assaults and gender-based harassments, the inhuman tradition of manual scavenging & the ill-treatment of reserved classes. Simultaneously the monotony is broken by some romantic poems filling reader’s mind with sweet emotions.
Each poem of the book will touch any citizen of the earth irrespective of their geographical barriers. The book is a poetic product of thoughts and observations of the world and people around him. It’s a perfect blend of imagination and creativity where the highlight falls on subjects like the dark societal alleys of issues.
Shashank Sharma, an average millennial in his late twenties, loves to express himself through words. He is a mechanical engineer by education, a corporate employee later and a small-scaled businessman now. Apart from writing and working, he likes to travel around, hang out with friends and family, watch movies in cinema halls (sometimes all alone) and listen to and read real and inspiring stories from around the world. After ‘Poetic Howl 2’, he is now all set to write an English fiction novel as his third project.