• Anand, Ramesh

    Ramesh Anand

    Born 1980 in Tanjore, India
    Living in Bengaluru, India
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    Ramesh Anand resides in Bengaluru and works as a NPI Manager for Philips. His short forms have appeared in 16 countries and translated to 8 foreign languages. His latest awards are international first prize in 19th Mainichi and Magazine IRIS international haiku 2015 contests, and Akita Sakigake Shimpo President Award.

  • Asopa, Sanjuktaa

    Sanjuktaa Asopa

    Born in Kolkata, India
    Living in Belgaum, India
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  • Chaturvedi, Salil

    Salil ChaturvediSalil Chaturvedi

    Born 1968, India
    Currently residing in Goa, India

    Salil Chaturvedi took to haiku in 2007 and has turned into a haiku addict. It is a form that allows him to enter the stream which flows all around us, right here, right now. And the stream is addictive. He also writes short fiction and poetry that has appeared in various magazines and anthologies.


  • Chellappan, Hemapriya

    Hemapriya ChellappanHemapriya Chellappan

    Born 1991 in India

    Hemapriya Chellappan is a haikai poet, illustrator and haiga artist who resides in Pune, India. She took to Japanese literary short forms in the summer of 2019. Ever since her works have been published in various international print journals and e-magazines. Her work has also appeared in Living Senryu Anthology and podcasts. When she isn’t daydreaming she writes jokes, sketches landscapes, hums old songs and makes excellent tea.


  • Deodhar, Angelee

    Angelee DeodharAngelee Deodhar

    (20 July 1947 – 28 June 2018)

    In two and a half decades of learning about haiku I have understood one thing,

    that all writing is a lonely calling – to write a passable haiku one must be alone much – observe and respond from a felt depth.”

    (from an interview with Angelee in the blogzine GLO-TALK, Monday, 30 June 2014)

    A letter to Angelee

    My dear friend,

    When you departed from this world last summer it was felt all over the world. From our correspondence I knew the kind of person you were – warm, kind, intelligent, giving, however I had no idea what an enormous impact you have had on so many people, both seasoned writers and beginners on their haiku journeys.

    Hippocrates wrote that ‘wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity’. And you managed to take what’s sacred for your profession as a physician and transferred it into your life as a poet. You have always believed in the therapeutic effects of haikai poetry which you encountered through personal experience however the true therapy for anyone who was your friend or even just an acquaintance was simply in communicating with you – meeting you in person, sharing our common love of haiku, haiga or haibun, exchanging letters or e-mails. You had the rare talent to promote haiku and its related forms going beyond the boundaries we human beings tend to put around us. I remember vividly our conversation when I approached you to take part in a women’s anthology and when asked where you were born your answer was simple and yet so powerful – in undivided India. You wanted people to live and work together peacefully beyond the cultural differences and worked so hard to achieve that among the various haiku groups and societies. Your work as an editor and translator from Hindi has put India firmly on the haiku map and judging by the tributes online you have managed to influence the work of hundreds of poets from this amazing country.

    You have accomplished so much and just a quick search online could reveal so many of your achievements done quietly just like a true angel. But then you do carry it in your name as well so no surprise there.

    All of us, your friends and dare I say admirers, we do miss you. And yet we feel your presence around us as your legacy lives on.

    With love and deep respect,


    Photo by Tej Bans Singh Jauhar

    Some publications:

    • If Someone Asks…Masaoka Shiki’s Life and Haiku, 2005;
    • Classic Haiku: A Master’s Selection, edited by Miura Yuzuru, 2006;
    • Ogura Hyakunin Isshu: 100 Poems by 100 Poets, 2007;
    • Children’s Haiku from around the world-A Haiku Primer 2007;
    • Indian Haiku, 2008;
    • The Distant Mountain:The Life and Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, a bilingual edition by by David G. Lanoue (English translations&comments) and Angelee Deodhar (Hindi translations) 2009;
    • Journeys: An Anthology of International Haibun, by Angelee Deodhar (Editor), 2014
    • Journeys 2015: An Anthology of International Haibun, Angelee Deodhar (Editor), 2015
    • Journeys 2017: An Anthology of International Haibun, Angelee Deodhar (Editor), 2017

    Selected work:

    azure butterflies
    flitting about
    flakes of sky

    (New Hope International, 1997 (UK)


    an I.V. line
    anchors me to the monitor
    thoughts still wander

    (Modern Haiku, XXIX:1, 1998 (USA)


    in the silence
    of the zendo
    my stomach growls

    (Frogpond XXI:2, 1998 (USA)


    between us
    vapours from the teacups
    autumn chill

    (Modern Haiku, Volume XXXI: Number 3, Fall 2000)


    haiga workshop
    in the downstroke of the brush
    the sound of rain

    (Presence Award, Highly Commended, also published in Haiku Canada Newsletter, Vol XV, June 2002 Number 3)


    midnight walk
    the dog nudges me down
    our moonlit path

    (The Asahi Shimbun, 25-26 Oct 2003)


    rumors of war
    up into a darkening sky
    - a child's newsprint kite

    (Third Prize, The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award for 2003; New Year's bells: Mainichi Daily News, Jan. 3, 2004 (No.655)


    late afternoon
    up to its belly in hyacinths
    a pregnant buffalo

    (The Heron’s Nest, Volume VII, 2005)


    after the rain
    cherry blossom breath
    from every puddle

    (Akita International Haiku Network, 2013)


    out of the fog
    a crow's cracked caw
    drips into silence

    winter bare tree
    ice crystals sculpt
    an abandoned nest

    Tai Chi-
    a blue heron takes up
    the master's stance

    (Poetry Pacific, e.zine, 5 November 2015)


    gibbous moon
    my ear on the curve
    of her belly

    (The Heron’s Nest, Volume XVII, Number 2: June 2015)


    last night’s rain
    the bird bath full
    of sparrows

    (Africa Haiku Network Rainfall Haiku Series, Haiga/Photoku No. #28, 28/06/18)


    windswept -
    into an upside down umbrella
    frangipani blossoms

    в преобърнатия чадър
    цветчета от плумерия

    (the bilingual anthology Peonies/Божури, ed. by Iliyana Stoyanova, Sofia 2019)


    ‘Haiku Silence’ - essay by Angelee Deodhar



  • Gulyani, Praniti

    Praniti Gulyani


  • Kapoor, Vishnu

    VP Kapoor

    V. P. Kapoor

    Born 1941 in India
    Living in India
    First name Vishnu, a widower at present living in Chennai, India. Interests - Urdu ghazals, philosophy, appreciation of art ( painting ) & literature, and astrology. Composing Haiku since Feb 06 after a chance introduction to this genre of poetry in the Japanese stall at Delhi Book Fair.

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  • Kaushik, Pitamber

    Pitamber Kaushik

    Year of Birth: 1998
    Place of Birth: Bokaro Steel City, Jharkhand, India
    City of current Residence: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
    Pitamber Kaushik is a writer, journalist, columnist, poet, verbal ability trainer, and independent researcher whose writings have appeared in over 200 publications across 50+ countries.

  • Krishnamurthy, Shrikaanth

    Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy

    Born in Karnataka, India
    Living in Birmingham, United Kingdom

  • Maniyil, Jayashree

    JayashreeJayashree Maniyil

    Born 1971 in Bombay, India
    Living in Melbourne, Australia

  • Nagpal, Archana Kapoor

    Archana Kapoor Nagpal

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  • Padhy, Pravat Kumar

    Pravay Kumar PadhyPravat Kumar Padhy

    Pravat Kumar Padhy has obtained his Masters of Science and Technology and a Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, ISM Dhanbad. His poetry has been featured in many journals and anthologies. His poems received many awards, honours, and commendations including the Editors’ Choice Award at Writers Guild of India, Sketchbook, Asian American Poetry, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, UNESCO International Year Award of Water Co-operation, The Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Award, IAFOR Vladimir Devide Haiku Award, and others. His haibun are featured in many international journals including Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online, Drifting Sands Haibun, and others. His work is showcased in the exhibition “Haiku Wall”, Historic Liberty Theatre Gallery in Bend, Oregon, USA. His tanka, ‘I mingle’ is published in the “Kudo Resource Guide”, University of California, Berkeley. His poem, “How Beautiful” is included in the Undergraduate English Curriculum at the university level.

    Recently he has experimented with an innovative genre of poetry “Hainka’, a poetic fusion of haiku and tanka, with the image linking of the ‘fragment of the haiku as the ‘pivot line’ of the following tanka.


  • Parashar, Vandana

    Vandana ParasharVandana Parashar

    Vandana Parashar is a post-graduate in Microbiology and teacher by profession. A person of less  words,her affinity for all things "micro" perhaps attracted her to haiku. Her work has been published in many journals like Cattails, A Hundred Gourds ,Creatrix, Naad Anunaad, Ginyu Haiku Anthology, Prune Juice. Her haiku has been featured in Wordweavers contest 2016 and got second place in Wordweavers contest 2017. Her haiku got honorable mention  in Italian Haiku Association Matsuo Basho  Contest 2015. She lives in Chandigarh,India with her husband and two daughters.


  • Pathak, Aparna

    Aparna Pathak

    Born: 1970, India
    Resides: Gurugram, India
    Aparna Pathak is freelance writer from India. Her work appears in Poetry Life and Times , Reflections , Negative Suck , Poetry 24, Rolling Thunder Press , Blue Cygnus, Earthen Lamp Journal , Lost Tower Publication, Inner Child Press (US), Silver Birch Press , Shot Glass Journal , The Heron’s Nest, Akisame (Newsletter of European Haiku Society, Hedgerow, Prune Juice, Creatrix poets, Presence, Chrysanthemum, Whispers, The Mamba, World Haiku Review, Wild Plum, Failed Haiku, The Asahi Shimbun, The Mainichi, Stardust, Akitsu Quarterly, Frameless Sky, Bones, Cattails, brass bell: a haiku journal

    Books Published: Silent Flute (2012).


  • R, Vinay Leo

    Vinay Leo R.Vinay Leo R.

    Born: 1987 in Bangalore, India.
    Living in Bangalore, India.

    Vinay Leo R. is a poet and writer from Bangalore, India. He loves to write haiku, senryu, tanka and haibun, and his work has been published in haiku journals such as cattails, Modern Haiku, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Sonic Boom, Frameless Sky and Failed Haiku. His work has also been part of the Naad Anunaad print anthology, and has reviewed a book for the Narrow Road journal. Two longer fiction has also made it to other printed books. He is an avid reader, and considers himself as a student always looking to learn more about haiku and other poetry forms.


  • Ramesh, Kala

    Kala Ramesh

    Born in Chennai, India
    Living in Pune, India
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  • Sambangi, Srinivasa Rao

    Srinivasa Rao SambangiSrinivasa Rao Sambangi

    Srinivasa Rao Sambangi is a Management Postgraduate working for a Pharma Company in Hyderabad, India. He is well known as a haiku writer in India and overseas. Srinivasa won several awards including winner in VCBF haiku contest in international category 2022. His debut book forget-me-nots was published in 2022.

  • Sarna, Ishaan Singh

    Ishaan Singh Sarna

    from New Delhi, India.


  • Sarosh, Minal

    Minal SaroshMinal Sarosh

    Born in 1960 in Nashik, Maharashtra, India
    Living In Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

    Minal Sarosh is an awarded Indian English poet and author of novel Soil for My Roots (LiFi Publications, Delhi) 2015. Her first poetry collection, Mitosis and other poems was published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata, in 1992. Her haiku, senryu, and tanka have been published in reputed online journals and print anthologies. In 2018, her haiku won the 7th Annual Japan- Russia Haiku Contest of the Akita International Haiku Network and was awarded the ‘Akita International University President’s Award’.


  • Shankar, Shloka

    Shloka Shankar

    Born 1989 in Bangalore, India
    Living in Bangalore, India

  • Sharma, Richa

    Richa SharmaRicha Sharma

    Born 1982 at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Presently residing at Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

    Richa Sharma is a double Post Graduate in Management and Business Economics and a qualified Assistant Professor in Human Resource Management. Apart from her keen interest in academics, she loves the world of literature and poetry. Her work has appeared in numerous online and print journals dedicated to Japanese short poetry since 2019 like Frogpond, the cherita, Presence, Akitsu Quarterly, Kingfisher, Failed Haiku, Drifting Sands Haibun, Under The Basho, Bones, Seashores, Wales Haiku Journal, #FemkuMag, Nick Virgilio Haiku Association, and others. She received an Honorable mention in Vancouver's Cherry Blossom Invitational Haiku Festival, 2021. For her, composing haiku is a great meditation technique that unites the mind with the heart in the enlightening moment.


  • Singh, Neena

    Neena SinghNeena Singh

    Born 1956 at Lucknow, (Uttar Pradesh) India
    Living at Chandigarh, India

    Neena is a banker turned poet. Her poetry and haiku are regularly featured in online journals and international magazines. She is the author of Whispers of the Soul and One Breath Poetry. Neena runs a non-profit for the education and health of underprivileged children in Chandigarh, India.

    Blog: Whispers of the Soul



  • Singh, Ram Krishna

    Ram Krishna SinghRam Krishna Singh

    Ram Krishna Singh is an Indian English poet, who has been writing for over four decades now. He is widely published, anthologized and translated into several languages, with nearly 25 poetry collections, including 白濁: SILENCE: A WHITE DISTRUST (English/Japanese, 2022), and Poems And Micropoems (2023) to his credit.
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  • Tiwari, Paresh

    Paresh Tiwari

    Born 1982 in Lucknow, India
    Living in Hyderabad, India
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