the field of why

the field of why


About the book:


the field of why by Shloka Shankar marks Yavanika Press' fiftieth title and the poet's debut full-length collection, featuring 51 Japanese short-forms, primarily haiku, senryu, and haiga. Watch the book trailer here


“If inventive haiku and haiga are blooms in the field of why, poet and artist Shloka Shankar’s strong narrative is the well-tended path that leads us through them. These pieces are powerful expressions of what cannot be broken, and the reader is sure to be rewarded for their careful unpacking as they consider the difficulties of their own ‘field of why’.”

— Robin Anna Smith, Co-Editor of whiptail: journal of the single-line poem





Size: 6.5 x 6.5 inches

Number of pages: 71

Price: Rs. 275

Shipping: Rs. 80





Pre-orders will be dispatched between May 20th and May 31st, 2022. You will also receive a signed mini art print by the author as a gift.