We are currently looking for a Social Media Manager and an Accessibility Advocate. Please contact Robin if you're interested!
ROBIN ANNA SMITH
Founder / EIC
(they/their/Mx) is an award-winning, Pushcart-nominated writer and artist. Their work focuses on disability, gender, and trauma, as well as systems from a neurodiverse perspective. They are an Associate Editor at both Sonic Boom and Yavanika Press. Robin is more of a cats, dogs, and unicorns person than a people person. More at their website.
Shloka Shankar is a freelance writer, editor, singer, and visual artist from Bangalore, India. She loves experimenting with all forms of the written word and has happily found her niche in Japanese short-forms and remixed poetry alike. Her poems and artwork have appeared in over 200 online and print venues, including a few dozen anthologies. She received a Best of the Net nomination in 2015 and she co-edited naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary world haiku (Vishwakarma Publications) in 2016. Shloka is the founding editor of Sonic Boom and its imprint, Yavanika Press.
Joshua Gage is an ornery curmudgeon from Cleveland. He is a graduate of the Low Residency MFA Program in Creative Writing at Naropa University. He has a penchant for Pendleton shirts and any poem strong enough to yank the breath out of his lungs.
Christine Taylor, a multiracial English teacher and librarian, resides in her hometown Plainfield, New Jersey. She is the EIC of Kissing Dynamite: A Journal of Poetry. Christine has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and her work appears in Modern Haiku, Glass, Room, and The Rumpus among others. She can be found at www.christinetayloronline.com.
Aparna Pathak is from India. She is a graduate in English and Postgraduate in Public Relations. Her work appears in numerous journals. She has won numerous awards, including: Commended, IAFOR Haiku Awards (2016); 3rd Place, UHTS Haibun Contest; Shortlisted, Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2016); 1st Place, Sonic Boom Senryu Contest (2018); 1st Place, Where Tanka Prose Grows (2016); 2nd Place, Tanka Time Contest (2017); HM, Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest, Japan; 1st Prize, Haiku Contest, The Haiku Association (2018); International Sakura Award (2017). More at her blog.
Anu is a left-brained engineer who morphed into a right-brained poet - not surprising since she has been writing since childhood. She is a New Jersey-based poet and a 2016 MFA graduate from Drew University. She edits for a few online journals: Jaggery Lit, The Wild Word, and The Woman Inc. When she’s not doing these things, she finds time to write! Anu lives in Maplewood, NJ with her husband and son, and loves music, books, and daydreaming.