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Founder & Editor-in-Chief:

Shloka Shankar is a poet, editor, publisher, and self-taught visual artist from Bangalore, India. She enjoys experimenting with Japanese short-forms and myriad found poetry techniques alike. A Best of the Net nominee and award-winning haiku poet, her poems and artwork have appeared in over 200 online and print venues of repute. In addition, she has edited and co-edited six international poetry anthologies since 2016, including naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary world haiku (Vishwakarma Publications, 2016), The 2020 Poetry Marathon Anthology (Authors Publish, 2020), and where the roots are: Best of Paper Lanterns, Vol. 2 (Yavanika Press, 2021), which received an Honourable Mention in the Touchstone Distinguished Books Awards for 2021. Shloka is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Yavanika Press. When she isn't poring over manuscripts, you can find her making abstract art, digital collages, or conducting poetry workshops. She is the author of the microchap Points of Arrival (Origami Poems Project, 2021) and her debut full-length haiku collection, The Field of Why (Yavanika Press, 2022).  

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