Farah Siddiqui Matin, a Ph.D from the university of Allahabad is a poetess of her own choice. She is born and brought up in Allahabad and currently residing in Ireland with her Scientist hubby Shafique Matin. She started composing poems from January 2014 and published her first book “The Bliss of Solitude” in May 2014(a collection of 50 poems). Second Book “Like I Born in Venus” was inaugurated in 2015 that has 70 poems, beside this she has 15 anthologies and numerous poems in International and National offlne/online magazine. She has been also awarded “The Best Poetess Debut Award” in 2015. She has also nominated and honoured among 100 famous women in Jaipur, India 2016. She has also interviewed in national television in India.
What inspires you to write?
In my schooldays I used to compose kavitas and ghazals, and short skits later in the college. After completing my post graduation in English, I was drawn towards poetry. Later, I enrolled in Ph.D and from there my journey as a writer started and I completely devoted myself in composing poetry. I feel delighted in composing poetry and it provides me an intense pleasing combination of felicity and harmony. Pursuing my PhD in poetry added an advantage in my writing skills and others started considering my work more intensely.
Tell us about your writing process.
I write on women empowerment especially for village women who are more crushed than to any other educated and working ladies. While living in Ireland I come across the social issues that women are really facing in India. There is no equality; even they don’t have audacity to take decisions against their family or as their will. They are unaware of fundamental rights given to them by Indian constitution. I feel fearless and audacious when deal with the poems such as Oh’ Women, Child Molestation, Infant’s Prayer, Street Children, Do not crush Me, and Family’s Honour, etc. One can easily feel how the poems start with a chaotic state of modern generation. My intense belief in Almighty reflects in my most of the poems and the pain in my heart that I feel due to social issues that comes out through from the poems.
Who are your favorite authors?
William Wordsworth – Romantic Poet of 17th Century.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
When I started composing poetry, readers started appreciating my poems, and family support was also there. My Father Mohd Najib, and my mother Mumtaz Fatima always encourage me to write poetry. And later after marriage, my husband Shafique Matin, inspite of his busy schedule as a satellite scientist, is like a supporting pillar to my poetry. He is the first critic to judge my poetry.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Nowadays publisher publishes only for money not a quality work.
What genres do you write?
Social issues, familial and love relationships.
What formats are your books in?
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