1.10: Suhit Kelkar - Meet The Jack Of All Trades
Find Out How He Manages To Read And Write Poetry, Fiction and Non-Fiction!
Tara and Michelle talk to Suhit Kelkar, author of the poetry chapbook The Centaur Chronicles. From stand-up comedy to mythology, Suhit gushes about everything he’s passionate about. We talk ideas, influences and inspiration. We talk about childhood stories and the moment the idea for his first book struck. We discuss perspectives on writer’s block, rejection from publishers and manuscript submissions.
Suhit talks about the role journalism played in helping him remain detached from his writing. He talks about freelance work – and why he thinks it’s a great way to enter the writing world. We talk about spirituality, philosophy, aesthetics and mythology – and how they shape Suhit’s ideas and provide him a way to belong to something. From Archies and Enid Blyton to non-fiction on climate change and politics, he takes us through his reading list over the years. From book reviews to beta-reading to spiritual retreats, we’ve got it covered on this episode.
'Books and Beyond with Bound' is the podcast where Tara Khandelwal and Michelle D'costa of Bound talk to some of the best writers in India and find out what makes them tick.
Suhit Kelkar lives in Bombay, where he works as a journalist. His poems have been published in various Indian and international news and literary magazines, such as Vayavya, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Sunflower Collective, The Tiger Moth Review, Elsewhere Lit, Domus, Hakara, and Cafe Dissensus, among others. His debut poetry chapbook titled The Centaur Chronicles won the 2018 US National Poetry Contest.
You can get your copy of his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Centaur-Chronicles-Suhit-Kelkar/dp/9387883159
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