Hello, I'm Christian Taylor and welcome to "The Booksie Life Stories", where we take a look at the minds behind some of Booksie's finest. Tonight, I'm interviewing Davinder Ranu, who since May of 2011 has developed a small fan base around his work, which includes "Broken Passion", "1984", and "Struggling Writer." This poet from Canada, originally from Punjab, has made its mark on Booksie and now he's going to leave his mark here on Booksie Life Stories.
Christian Taylor: According to a recent survey, you were rated as 2nd most popular poet/writer behind Fresh Spirits...do you feel there's competition between you and other poets?
Davinder Ranu: In my view there is no competition. Other poets/writers are doing their thing and I am doing my thing.
CT: So there's not one slight part of you that wants to be top poet? Haha.
DR: No, but if by voting me people make me top poet I do not mind.
CT: Right then. How did it all began, how did poetry become a part of your life?
DR: I never thought that one day poetry will become a part of my life but one day this desire came in me to write and then I started writing.
CT: Its interesting how one can be interested in poetry or what factors lead up to that. Some say that poetry speaks volumes when the poet uses personal experiences that the poem they wrote seems to have the most power. Was there a certain event that made you turn to poetry? Or was it just a random thing you did out of the blue and became a big part of your life?
DR: Well...Like I said this desire came in me to write and I started writing but yes there were certain events that made me turn to poetry. Like my love life. My thinking towards the world has changed so much in the past years in a very positive way. I can say 50% is my imagination. 50 are my real life events. I mix them together to create a good poem or story.
CT: I agree...I think your imagination and life experiences have done ya well. Are their poets/writers from Booksie that you aspire to be?
DR: I believe in learning from others and aspiring to be YOU. So I want to be Me.
CT: Well thank you! Haha. I am now going to ask you a series of questions that I like to call "This or That?" I'm going to give you two options...choose one.
Chocolate or Vanilla Ice cream?
CT: Friday or Saturday?
CT: "Of Mice of Men" or "Tales of Two Cities?"
DR: I have not read any of them.
CT: Snickers or Butterfingers?
CT: The Hobbit or Harry Potter?
CT: Sunrise or Sunset?
CT: Poetry or Short Story?
CT: Love or War?
CT: And finally....what do you hope to see accomplished in 5 years for your writing career?
DR: I just want to move moment to moment and in the moment I will put in my effort and then whatever happens...happens...
CT: Mr. Ranu, it was a pleasure! Thank you!
DR: Same here. Thank You:)