janak sapkota was born in baglung, nepal and currently resides in finland.

closeness to the pristine nature, mountainous landscapes or snowy terrains are often reflected in his work

his work has received numerous awards internationally including the smrufit samhain international haiku award 2006 and annual ukiah haiku award 2009. his haiku have appeared internationally in journals, magazines and newspapers such as the shop, frogpondshamrock, chrysanthemum, lishanu, fri haiku and notes from the gean. translations of his haiku have already been published in finnish, irish, swedish, german, hindi and many other languages.