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Arvinder Kaur

Arvinder Kaur, 2024
At home in Chandigarh

Arvinder Kaur (born February 8, 1959, Jullundhar, Punjab, India), author, poet, and translator. She served as an associate professor of English literature and media studies at postgraduate colleges of Chandigarh and retired as principal of a government college in Punjab. Her haikai won first place in three editions of the online Caribbean Kigo Kukai (2013–2014), the European Quarterly Kukai (Spring 2015), the Indian Kukai (November 2020), and THF Monthly Kukai (May 2023), as well as honors in the Wild Plum Haiku Contest and the H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest (both in 2019), the Oku-no-hosomichi Soka Matsubara International Haiku Competition (2020), and the contest of the Haiku Society of Constanța, Romania (2021). She has guest edited The Haiku Dialogue feature of The Haiku Foundation as well as the senryu journal Failed Haiku. Kaur has published four collections of Japanese-style short poetry, including ਨਿਂਮੋਲ਼ੀਆ (Nimolian; Priceless; 2013, in Punjabi), Dandelion Seeds: Haiku, Senryu & Tanka (2015; with translations in Punjabi), and most recently Fireflies in the Rubble (2022), which includes haikai, tanka, and cherita in English. She resides in Chandigarh, India.

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Updated on May 23, 2024