Rakesh Patel is a budding poet, writer and teacher. Born on 2 May 1979 in Valsad (Gujarat), India, he took his Masters Degree (M. A.) in English Literature from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. From his schooling, he took interest in creative writing which later on became a driving force for his poetry. Born in a small village in Gujarat, he feels intimacy with nature and much influenced by Romanticists as well as Modernists. His creative writing corpus consists of several poetry, short stories and articles published at leading online websites and e-zines like literaryindia.com, allpoetry.com, asianamericanpoetry.com, neopoet.com, gotpoetry.com, voices.net, authorsden.com, poetrycircle.com, your-poetry.com, creative-poems.com, moontowncafe.com, poetbay.com, writing.com, Poemhunter.com, postpoetryonline.com, originalpoetry.com, writingraw.com. He has authored two poetry books titled “Reflections: A Collection of Short Poetry” which can be found at wordclay.com, and “Green Moments” at lulu.com. He is also a contributing member of EzineArticles.com, ehow.com, livejournal.com, thefreelibrary.com and AssociatedContent.com.
Presently, he is working as a visiting lecturer in English at Govt. Arts and Commerce College Khergam, Gujarat, India.