Sonic Boom is a bi-annual literary & arts journal that seeks both solicited and unsolicited poetry, prose, and visual art submissions. 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 & 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) and The 2020 Poetry Marathon Anthology (Authors Publish, 2020). 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).  



Facebook: Shloka Shankar: a rasika's musings





Associate Editor:


Robin Smith (they/them/Mx.) is an award-winning poet whose work has earned numerous accolades including inclusion in New Resonance: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku 12 (2021) and The Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Award for Individual Poem (2019). 


They are Co-Founder and Co-Editor at Whiptail: Journal of the Single-Line Poem and Co-Founder of the Trailblazer ContestThey also serve as the Associate Coordinator for The Haiku Foundation's Touchstone Awards

They presented at the 2021 Haiku Society of America Conference on "
Signature Style: How Identity Informs Voice in Haiku" and were interviewed for The Haiku Foundation's "New to Haiku: Advice to Beginners." 


Social: @komadorihaiku




Poetry Reader:


Tuhin Bhowal was the winner of The Great Indian Poetry Contest in 2018. His poems and translations appear or are forthcoming in Poetry City, Bacopa Literary Review, Nether Quarterly, Narrow Road Journal, Red River, City 7: A Journal of South Asian Literature, and elsewhere. Tuhin currently serves as Poetry Editor for Bengaluru Review and is one of the Associate Editors at Yavanika Press. He tweets poems @secondhandsins.  





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.