Prakriti Nakarmi had always been soft spoken and introvert among her group of friends. She dreaded socializing and couldn’t express herself. But in writing she found her safe haven. She started keeping diary at 12 but soon realized that it would be embarrassing if someone came across it. She then tried her hand on story writing; however it seemed too unembellished for ever changing life of a teenager. It was poem that took her on an expedition of emotions and sensations.
Grade 12 student Prakriti Nakarmi, in tête-à-tête with Republica’s Prasansha Rimal talks about her experience of being a normal teenager and a published poet.
Growing up did you always want to become a published poet?
No, poems were something I never understood. I felt that I was compelled to write interpretation of poems in school. It was not something I was passionate about back then. But later when I started writing poems, I realized how much effort and dedication it takes to come up with a beautiful creation.
What inspired you to write poems?
Writing poems is my hobby and I didn’t really want to publish my poems. I just wanted a medium to express myself and my feelings. I was writing a poem titled ‘Chaos’ although we had been dismissed in my English class. My teacher saw me writing the poem and asked me to submit it after completion. He kept on asking me if I am still writing and that made me realize that I should write often because people could understand me through my poems.
How would describe your book?
The collection of my poems entitled 'Broken Glass House' includes all the emotions and feelings of a normal teenager. It has poems of love, anxiety, hope, journey of self exploration and many more. Any teenager can relate to my poems. Although readers might not have gone through the same situation as I have, but they will be able to relate with the feeling that I had while writing poems.