Robin Anna Smith
(she/her/Mx) Robin Anna Smith is an award-winning, Pushcart & Touchstone-nominated writer and visual artist, whose work focuses on disability, gender, trauma, and loss. Her work is published internationally, in a number of journals and anthologies. More at her 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. Her found poem 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, as well as its affiliated press, Yavanika.
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 (honours) and Postgraduate in Public Relations. Her work appears in Frogpond, The Heron's Nest, The Eunoia Review, Neologism Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Her achievements include "Haiku Master of the Month," NHK World's Haiku Masters (April 2016 & November 2016); Commended, IAFOR Haiku Awards (2016); Third Place, UHTS Samurai Haibun contest (2016); Shortlisted in Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems (2016); First Place in Sonic Boom Senryu Contest (2018); First Place, "The Maple Relation," Where Tanka Prose Grows Contest, Mandy's Pages (2016); Second Place, Tanka Time Contest, Mandy's Pages (2017); Honorable Mention, Sixth Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest, Japan; First Prize, "Three Rivers," Fourth Haiku Contest, The Haiku Association (2018); International Shakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossoms Haiku (2017). More at her blog.