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Sankara Jayanth Sudanagunta

Sankara Jayanth Sudanagunta

Born: 1992 in Hyderabad, India
Resides: Hyderabad, India
E-mail: shankarjayanth (at) gmail (dot) com

Jayanth is passionate about what the haikai poetic forms like haiku and senryu allow a writer to do and the truly humbling experiences great verses provide to readers. Basho's haiku inspire him to look closely at nature and revel in its paradoxical simplicity and complexity. Issa's haiku inspire him to appreciate all life with a sensitivity we afford to our own. To one day write haiku like these great Japanese masters did and provide readers with the transformative experience their haiku do is a life long goal that he intends to pursue. It is also his dream to publish haiku collections one day. Being a pessimist, his confidence about publishing some day lies not in his own ability but in the world and the universe that is so incredibly complicated and layered that there are bound to be things that truly bring out the best in his creative spirit. His haiku, haiga and senryu have been published in online journals like haikuKATHA, Under the BashŌ, Tsuri-dōrō.
As much as writing haiku is his passion, he loves reading haikai poetry and writing commentary diving deep into the verses that make an impression on his mind that he cannot shake-off without inspecting the haiku microscopically. In this endeavour, he started an online journal Haiku Seed Journal that features haiku themed around nature. It is still in its early stages and he hopes he has the ability to make it successful in showcasing talented writers and artists while helping them become better poets.

Selected Work
ants marching
along kitchen door―
are you after my porridge?
pilot announces a detour
through Sagittarius
monsoon rain
for some flowers
it is time
monsoon wind―
sparrows and undergarments
drying on clothesline
an impromptu singalong
with crickets―
candle running out
fading light―
a cricket
too eager to sing


“ants marching” - Haikuniverse Sept. 3, 2022; “thunderstorm”; “monsoon rain”— Tsuri-dōrō Issue #9, May/June 2022; “monsoon wind”— haikuKATHA Issue #10, 2022; “an impromptu singalong” – Under the Bashō - April, 2022; “fading light”— haikuKATHA Issue #11, 2022.

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