Ramesh Anand


Ramesh Anand’s passion for writing haiku and its genre is more than a decade old now; married, and attained multi-faceted growth. Along the way, accumulated numerous top-notch awards, publication credits from various haiku organizations, most notably from the Mother of haiku-Japan.


Author of Newborn Smiles[Finalist of Young Writers Award], is  internationally well-renowned for his haiku. Based out of Chennai [from 2021], he writes haiku, senryu, tanka and haiga. His few awards are international first prizes in European Haiku Contest, Italy, 19th Mainichi haiku contest, Japan, Wild Plum Haiku Contest, USA and Little haiku contest by IRIS Magazine, Croatia. He is also the winner of Akita Sakigake Shimpo President Award from 3rd Japan Russia Haiku Contest, Japan. His haiku has won him honors repeatedly in contests held by Japan and Croatia. His first haiku award was from India by Readleaf Poetry in 2013.

In July 2015, his selected haiku was published every day on the website of Mann Library, Cornell University, New York. His 250 over haiku has been published through various forms of publications like award winning print anthologies, print journals, magazines and journals, Japanese dailies and online journals in over 20 countries and translated to more than 8 foreign languages.

It’s his lifetime wish to begin a healthiness through haiku course for all ages to practice haiku as a way to live life to the fullest.

His internationally published works can be read at the poems section.

Few Award Winning Poems:

autumn dusk —
just the chirps
of a skipping stone

First Prize, Wild Plum Contest, 2020


festival wind
the street child relights
a bottle rocket

Sandip Chauhan Commendable Prize, 2013


autumn wind
mother re-braids
her unreal hair

19th Mainichi Contest International Winner, 2015


spring sunset
the breath of a fawn
ripples the pond

European Haiku Prize Winner, 2016


in and out of a seashell autumn light

IRIS Little Haiku Contest Winner, 2015


stargazing …
first knock in
my moonlit womb

Commended, Vladimir Devide Haiku Contest 2016


monsoon drizzle
the umbrella pulls
the bicyclist

Honorable Mention, 5th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest, 2016


the crows
are vanishing
at twilight
my child stretches
the end of play

Commended, Cattails Journal

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