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Aparna Pathak

Aparna Pathak

Born: India

Resides: Gurugram , Haryana

Aparna Pathak is an English (Hons) graduate and hold PG diploma in Public Relations. She has been writing Japanese forms since 2015 and her work has appeared in Frogpond, The Heron’s Nest, The Eunoia Review, Neologism Poetry Journal, Acorn among other places.

Awards and Honours:

“Haiku Master of the Month”, NHK World’s Haiku Masters (April 2016 & November 2016); Commended, IAFOR Haiku Awards (2016); Third Place, UHTS Samurai Haibun contest (2016); Shortlisted in Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2016); First Place in Sonic Boom Senryu Contest (2018); First Place, “The Maple Relation”, Where Tanka Prose Grows Contest, Mandy’s Pages (2016); Second Place, Tanka Time Contest, Mandy’s Pages (2017); Honorable Mention, Sixth Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest, Japan; First Prize, “Three Rivers”, Fourth Haiku Contest, The Haiku Association (2018); International Shakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossoms Haiku (2017).


after all the promises

not to overdo the role

— walrus mustache

beach pebbles . . .

a chic synonym

of every word

sound of scissors

in the salon

— autumn wind

Buddha statue

boys discuss the depth

of the koi pond

Publication credits: 

after all the promises: Frogpond44.1; beach pebbles: Modern Haiku 51:3; sound of scissors: Presence# 67; Buddha statue: The Heron's Nest Vol XXII, Number 1: March 2020

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