First poetry books with five blank pages

City Times and Other Poems by Vihang A Naik of Danta, Banaskantha, Gujarat was first published in 1993 by Writers’ Workshop, India and later republished by AuthorHouse UK on March 7, 2014. Both editions have 5 blank pages in the 7-page poem titled Self Portrait, the opening line being “I wake up to see myself…” and the last line “…discovered beyond thought” at the very end of the seventh page. It is an intentional attempt by the poet to make the reader think and then pen down his/ her thoughts and views.

VIJAYA GHOSE
EDITOR
Venkatesh Kini
PRESIDENT
COCA-COLA INDIA &
SOUTH WEST ASIA