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Vandana Parashar

Vandana Parashar

Born: Ambala Cantt, India
Resides: Panchkula, India

Vandana Parashar is a Haiku poet in progress. She started writing haiku in 2015. Her work has been published in many journals like The Heron’s Nest, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Under the Bashō, Sonic Boom, Human/Kind Journal, Creatrix, cattails, World Haiku Review, Haibun Today, Ribbons, Frameless Sky, Moonbathing, Tanka Origins.

awards and honours:

She has a Grand Prix in 8th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest, 2018 and prizes and honourable mentions in Skylark Nest contest, 2016; Johny Baranski Memorial Haiku Contest, 2018; Fujisan Tanka Grand Prix Contest, 2018; Marlene Mountain Haiku Contest, 2018; Fourth International Haiku Contest”Cherry Blossom”, 2019; First VSANA  Haiku Contest, 2020 and Revista Haiku Contest 2020, Haiku Hike Literary Haiku Contest, 2021, 4th Santoka International Haiku Contest,2021, 10th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest 2021. Her haiku was also shortlisted for the prestigious Touchstone Award in 2021.

Her debut e-chapbook “I Am” was published by Title IX press.

haiku - tanka

silent night

raindrops trick the roof

into conversation

mulling over

the world's vanity

we photograph

our shadows to make sure

we have left a mark


myself after the shut down


a half-read book

with its pages open …

my mind wanders

into the dark alleys

of desires

publication credits:

silent night: First Place, Shintai Haiku, World Haiku Review Autumn 2020; rediscovering: Haiku Dialogue, 12th August 2020; mulling over: Tanka Origins, December 2020; a half-read book: Moonbathing Tanka Journal, Issue 22, 2020

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