Kumar’s debut work, Ordinary Lives, is a montage of poems that are poignant and thought provoking. He takes on complex societal and environmental issues with a maturity that belies his youth. As the readers progress through the stories, they soon realize that ‘Ordinary Lives’ are anything but ordinary. Amidst the lyrical rhyme schemes and witty dialogue lie profound narratives of people who face hardship with humility, resilience, and sometimes craftiness. The poems are riveting, with relatable characters, engaging plot lines and endings that leave you clamoring for more.