Born: January 08 1968 in Madhepura Bihar, India
Resides: Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India
E-mail: ashuchat15 (at) gmail (dot) com
Kanchan Chatterjee works in the finance department of government of India as a mid level executive. He writes haiku and tanka in his free time. A Pushcart Award nominee, his haiku and other poems have appeared in all major online/print journals/T.V shows of haiku and other poems e.g. Frogpond, cattails, A Hundred Gourds, NHK Haiku Masters, The Mainichi, The Asahi Shimbun, Wales Haiku Journal and others.
Awards and Other Honors: The 21st Mainichi haiku contest, 2017 - Second Prize; Wild Plum Haiku Contest, 2018 - Third Prize; ITO EN Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest, 2017 - Honorable Mention; Golden Triangle Haiku Competition - Commendations in 2015 and 2016; The 7th Haiku Contest "Sharpening the Green Pencil" 2018 - Commendation; NHK Haiku Masters - awarded the 'Haiku Master' of the Month Award more than once. Winner of Photo Haiku section on more than one occasion; Wild Plum Haiku Contest, 2015 - Honorable Mention; The 8th Setouchi Matsyama International Photo-Haiku Contest 2017 - Award in Photo haiku section; Japan - Russia Haiku Contest - several honorable mentions.
Credits: "village fair" - The 21st Mainichi Haiku Contest, 2017, Second Prize; "dripping leaves" - The Mainichi Sept. 27, 2017; "muggy evening" - The Mainichi Sept.20, 2017; "on the side" - The Mainichi March 3, 2016; "a slight shudder" - Wales Haiku Journal Autumn, 2018; "the floor mat" - Wales Haiku Journal Summer, 2018.