The story of Jack Malik’s love affair with poetry starts, ironically, with lost love. Eight years ago, he was heartbroken. A relationship of his had just gone south. Weighed down by the emotion, Jack decided to take to words.
“I don’t know how, but suddenly, literature became a coping mechanism. I tried prose first, but I wasn't that good. So I tried poetry instead and I found out I didn’t suck as bad," says Jack, 27, in a recent interview.