Sonic Boom is a literary & arts journal that seeks both solicited and unsolicited poetry, prose, and visual art submissions tri-annually. We hope to integrate multifarious genres of literature and artwork including Japanese short-forms of poetry, avant-garde, conceptual, and postmodern works of culture and art.



Founder/Chief Editor:

Shloka Shankar is a freelance writer and visual artist from Bangalore, India. She loves experimenting with all forms of the written word and has happily found her niche in Japanese short-forms, as well as found/remixed poetry alike. A Best of the Net nominee, her poems and artwork have appeared in over 200 online and print venues of repute. She co-edited naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary world haiku (Vishwakarma Publications, Pune, India) in 2016. 


Shloka serves as the Founding Editor of Yavanika Press, Senior Editor at Human/Kind Journal, and Editor for Purple Cotton Candy Arts and Velvet Dusk Publishing





Facebook: Shloka Shankar: a rasika's musings





Associate Editors:


Grix (they/them) is an award-winning, Pushcart-nominated writer and artist. Their work focuses on disability, gender, and trauma, as well as systems from a neurodiverse perspective. They are the Founding and Chief Editor of Human/Kind Journal and Press and Associate Editor at Yavanika Press. Grix is more of a cats, dogs, and unicorns person than a people person. Website:

Shobhana Kumar has two collections of poetry, The Voices Never Stop (2012) and *Conditions Apply (2014) published by Writers Workshop, Kolkata. She fell in love with haibun sometime in 2013 and discovered it was her calling. Her work has been widely anthologised and she considers herself lucky to have been mentored by some of the finest haikai writers. She has authored 6 books of non-fiction covering biographies, industrial histories, and corporate legacies. Shobhana founded Small Differences along with her husband, C.G. Kumar, and Rajeev Kamineni in 2012; the organisation works with elderly abandoned people and the transgender community. She is a dreamer, workaholic, and pluviophile. She is the Associate Editor for Yavanika Press and Human/Kind Journal .





Poetry Reader:


Tuhin Bhowal works as an engineer whose passion (and obsession) lies in literature and photography. A fiction writer at Madcue, he also works as the Content Curator of Verse of Silence and the Bengaluru Review. Some of his poems and short stories have appeared in a few anthologies and elsewhere. Recently, one of his poems was adjudged the winning entry of The Great Indian Poetry Contest 2018, sponsored by the On Fire Cultural Movement. Subsequently, he has begun working on translations and literary criticism. He is currently compiling his debut poetry collection and also writing a series of essays on post-modern poetics.





Geoff Pope has a Master of Arts degree in Literary Studies from The University of Iowa, where he was Associate Editor for the International Writing Program and studied in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop with Heather McHugh. He now works in the Seattle area, teaching English at Green River College and tutoring secondary school students online. Aside from editing dozens of book manuscripts, education articles, and training manuals, Geoff's poems have appeared in magazines, journals, and anthologies for over three decades. He is Associate Editor for Yavanika Press.


Proofreader (2015-2019): Dishika Iyer

Website design and Webmaster (2014-2017): Dwarakanathan Ravi




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