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A Ginkgo Walk An art exhibit by Sneha Sundaram

Click play to take a tour and hear haikus recited by the artist.

Sneha Sundaram balances nature photography with the Japanese poetry form of haiku to create visual and literary sensations. A “ginkgo walk” is an ancient Japanese haiku practice in which the writer walks through natural surroundings to draw inspiration. Sundaram bases her art on this practice and strives to encourage the audience to find their own meditative moment in nature. "A Ginkgo Walk" displayed at Asian American Resource Center from January 10 to March 28, 2020.

Sneha Sundaram

Sneha Sundaram is from Mumbai, India, where she earned a Bachelor of Engineering from Mumbai University. In 2008 she moved to Pennsylvania, where she earned a Master of Business Administration from Penn State. She lived in Austin, Texas, from 2010 to 2013 and now resides in Jersey City, New Jersey.

Sundaram’s haiku were displayed on the streets of Washington, D.C., as part of the Golden Triangle DC Haiku Contest in 2016 and 2017. She won a USA Sakura award in the 2019 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational. She is also a member of the Haiku Society of America. She was published in Asahi Shimbun, Texas Poetry Calendar, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Noctua Review, Kigo, Whirlwind, Journal of Artistic Creations and Literary Research by UC Madrid, Aaduna, Jaggery, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun, Sonic Boom, Tinywords, and Qu Literary Magazine. She received accolades in the 20th Kusamakura International Haiku contest, the British Council & Sampad ‘Inspired by Museum’ poetry contest, the Capoliveri International Haiku contest, the 5th Polish International Haiku contest, the 2016 Wordweavers Haiku contest, the 2nd International Bulgarian Cherry Blossoms Haiku contest, and the Tri Rejeke Croatian International Haiku contest. Her haiku have been translated to Hindi, German, Italian, Polish, Bulgarian, Croatian, and Japanese. She published her first book of poetry, Sunshine Blooms and Haiku, in October 2019.

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