Book Review – Fire And Aspiration ‘A Collection of Poems’ by Swapan Kumar Nath Is being featured at The Literature Today Magazine Vol 2, Issue 4

Reviewing this beautiful poetry collection book, “Fire And Aspiration” by Author-Poet Swapan Kumar Nath has been an incredible opportunity for me. Not only, I enjoyed reading these new & expressive poems, where the poet conveys some unheard messages through their words, but also I got the opportunity to learn something new regarding the composition of poetry. Well, I would not at all hesitate to mention that the poems in this book have indeed provided me with a truly satisfying experience!

About the Author: Author Swapan Kumar Nath, was born in a village in Nadia district in the state of West Bengal on the 17th of December 1968 in a very respectable family with a highly academic atmosphere. The poet completed his Honours and Master’s degree in English. He joined as a teacher of English language at Jhapordah Duke Institution in 1997. At present, he is a teacher of the English language at Panihati Tran Nath High School (Sodepur, Kolkata – 110).

Author Swapan Kumar Nath is a bilingual poet and he has been awarded with National as well as International awards. In addition, recently Criticspace Journals also declared him as the ‘Best Indian Author!’ The author has also published two English poetry books, two Bengali poetry books, and a Bengali storybook.

Book’s Theme & Introduction: Poetry – This book, “Fire And Aspiration” by Author-Poet Swapan Kumar Nath is having a brilliant collection of poems, one after another that fulfills the minds of the readers of all ages. The poems of this book focus upon the modern civilization along with the deaf and dumb attitude of the so-called intellectuals who sacrifice their dignity, morality, and honesty for their own interest. The poet, Swapan Kumar Nath feels anguish for the maladministration run by the rulers and he maintained a scholarly excellence in composing the poems!

The book presents 86 Reading Worthy Poems, which are indeed a precious gift from the poet to the poetry lovers.

Book Title: The title, “Fire And Aspiration” for this poetry collection book is certainly an appropriate one, with reference to the collection of poems added to this book by the Author. In addition, it is a very ‘Catchy Title’ and this is something, which makes the book even more interesting, as the title itself compels you as a poetry lover to pick up this book for a read. In this case, the title is giving a very interesting as well as strong vibe so you would feel the urge to go inside the chapters and try to understand the Author’s expression of words!

In addition, I must mention that the title of this book is much “Justified” with regards to the poems in this book. Undoubtedly, it is a very apt for this poetry collection book and the Author had been extremely wise to go for this title.

Book Cover: The portrayal of “a man standing on top of the mountain peak & looking upwards towards the sky in the daylight with sun shining in the background” in the book’s front cover is creating a very “Specular Impression!” In addition, the book cover is also reflecting a very optimistic and strong vibe just like the book’s title. The readers can interpret the book cover design in a thousand different ways as per their sense of interpretation, but the most common interpretation could be that the illustration on the book cover is showing the Author’s idea of keep moving ahead in the life, by overcoming all the hurdles in the path and reach the summit.

Readers’ Connect: The way, Authorhad expressed himself with his well-versed poems in this poetry collection book, “Fire And Aspiration” is something really incredible and is undoubtedly an enough reason for you to shift your focus towards his poems and give this book a chance. It is the poets, who plays the pivotal role in touching the inner cords of our emotions and making us believe and think the way their words intend to, and Author-Poet, Swapan Kumar Nath had done this job in an exceptionally top-notch manner!

Moreover, the Author had beautifully expressed his feelings through his deep words and had given a Strong-Start to the poems; also, you can see that most of these poems had retained their flow until the very end, which gives you an immense amount of satisfaction as a poetry lover.

Verdict: A title like “Fire And Aspiration” is for sure a Must-Read oneand deserves a chance. The way author had penned down his emotions and feelings through his writings will make you go deep into the poems and find out the hidden meanings of the words, used in these poems. Author Swapan Kumar Nath is a promising poet, who is very honest with his emotions, which makes his writings honest and reading-worthy as well.

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