Pravat Kumar Padhy
Born 1957 in Odisha, India
Pravat Kumar Padhy hails from Odisha, India. He holds a Master in Science and a Ph.D from IIT-Dhanbad. His short form of Japanese poems have appeared in The World Haiku Review, Lynx,The Notes from the Gean, Atlas Poetica, Simply Haiku, Red lights, Ribbons, Haigaonline, World Haiku Association, TanshiArt, The Heron’s Nest, Atlas Poetica, Skylark, Shamrock, A Hundred Gourds, Bottle Rockets, Frogpond, hedgerow, Acorn, Kokako, Presence, Issa’s Untidy Hut, The Bamboo Hut, Modern Haiku, tinywords, Poetry Corner: Colorado Boulevard etc.
Recently his tanka have been anthologized in Fire Pearls 2 and Bright Stars, edited by M Kei.
His haiku won the Editor’s Choice Award at the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada UNESCO International Year of Water Co-operation and The Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Contest, Creatrix Haiku Commendation Award.