Christina Chin & Uchechukwu Onyedikam

Christina Chin is a painter and haiku poet.

She is four-time recipient of top 100 in the mDAC Summit Contests. They were exhibited at the Palo Alto Art Center, California.

She is the sole haiku contributor for the MusArt book of Randall Vemer’s paintings published by ArtReach Publication, Portland, Oregon.

She is 1st prize winner of the 34th Annual Cherry Blossom Sakura Festival 2020 Haiku Contest. 

1st prize winner in the 8th Setouchi Matsuyama 2019 Photo-haiku Contest.

Has won two City Soka Saitama’s 2020 haiku prizes. Earned five merits in the World Haiku Review August 2020. Published in the multilingual Haiku University Anthology (Vol 3-6), Japan’s monthly magazine, Haikukai; Akita International Haiku Network, and numerous journals.

She maintains an ongoing scheduled blog of featured and published haiku at:

Uchechukwu Onyedikam (mystic poet) is a creative artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He’s been published in Amsterdam Quarterly, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, and several print and online journals and magazines. With regards to the intense passion he nurtures for poetry, he’s open to work with other creatives from around the world. He looks forward to exploring all of humanity with words in a world where everyone else is hurting from bombs and guns. His poem, ‘Ten Years’, is on YouTube at

a boom of waves
a deep breath in 
the ocean ebbs

same gap
in the front teeth
as my father
the gold tooth 

the chieftain
of a feudal clan 
tribal mark —
how each line
tells a story

the smell of batik
a morning whistler
calling her name
to hear me...

great grandma
her first lesson 
on tree planting
our first word
about eternity

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