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Born: Bihar, India
Resides: New Delhi, India
Iqra Raza is a research scholar in the English department at Ashoka University. She did her Bachelor’s and Masters in English from Delhi University’s ZHDC and St Stephen’s College respectively. She started writing haiku in 2014 under the tutelage of Kala Ramesh and has since won some awards and published numerous works as well.
awards and honors
2ndPlace in the Matsuo Basho Award 2015 (Italian Haiku Association)
2ndPlace in the Jane Reichold International Haiku Award 2018 (Sixteenth Ukia Haiku)
my mother polishes
keeping us together
pausing for water
I drink the moon
morning rush barely noticed the moon
caged parakeet: Modern Haiku issue 49:2; granny’s illness: Ukia Haiku contest, 2nd place 2018; morning rush: Per diem Haiku, Sept 10; long journey: Cattails Jan 2015