“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” – Scott Adams

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Hi! I'm Shloka Shankar from Bangalore, India. I am, among other things, a freelance writer, poet, editor, publisher, and self-taught visual artist. I hold a Master's degree in English Literature and enjoy experimenting with Japanese short-forms and myriad found poetry techniques alike. I am passionate about creating digital art, abstract & geometric art, and collage/visual poems. Much of my work can be described as “happy accidents” that stem from my need to constantly give my thoughts a voice and shape. A Best of the Net nominee, award-winning haiku poet, and Society6 artist, I thrive in that liminal space intent on exploring the intersections of art and poetry in our everyday lives.


I don the hat of Founding Editor for the literary & arts journal Sonic Boom and its imprint Yavanika Press. I am the author of the microchap Points of Arrival (Origami Poems Project, 2021) and my debut full-length haiku collection, The Field of Why (Yavanika Press, 2022). 

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