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Aleksandar Obrovski

Aleksandar Obrovski

Born: September 22 1966 in Novi Sad Serbia
Resides: Novi Sad, Serbia
E-mail: cepform (at) hotmail (dot) com

Aleksandar Obrovski has been writing haiku since 1991, and has won many awards for his work. He has published in various magazines, collections, and anthologies. His haiku have been translated into English, German, French, Bulgarian, and Russian. He is one of the founders of the Traveling Haiku Fellowship and is publisher of CEP editions.

Awards and Other Honors: ITOEN, Tokyo, Japan (1995); First Prize for haiku in Novi Sad [YU–1] Novi Sad, Serbia; Second Prize for haibun in Novi Sad [YU–5] (2002); A Special Prize for the Genkissu! Spirits up! (Aichi, Japan, 2008); work selected for inclusion in William J. Higginson's Haiku World, An International Poetry Almanac (Kodansha International: Tokyo, New York, London, 1996).

Books Published: Co-author of first Yugoslavian book of renga, Look, A Storm! (Apatin, Serbia, 1997); co-author book of renga, The Faces of Friends (Novi Sad – Apatin, Serbia, 1998); author of haiku collection, The Last Day of Summer (VRELO: Novi Sad, Serbia, 1998); author of collection of short poems, Introduction in Hadrian (Novi Sad, 1997); co-author of Odškrinuta Vrata / Slightly Open Door [- edited and published by “Vrelo” -The Society for Healthy Feeding and Environmental Protection and CEP-Copy Endlos Punkt] (Novi Sad, Serbia, 2004); co-author of three-lingual haiku anthology, Na kraju dana / На края на деня / At the End of the Day [a collection of Serbian and Bulgarian haiku, edited and published by "Sfera" – The Centre of Ecology, Etnology and Culture and CEP - Copy Endlos Punkt] (Novi Sad, Serbia, 2005); co-author of Новогодишња ноћ / The New Year’s Eve / Novogodišnja noć [a collection of haiku poems edited and published by the THF and "Sfera" – The Centre of Ecology, Ethnology and Culture] (Novi Sad, Serbia, 2007); co-author of the four-lingual book Just an Ordinary Day / Jedan Edan Običan Dan / Ein Gewönlichen Tag / Une Journe Ordinaire (Punta – Niš, Serbia, 2008).

Selected Work
 
With a cloud
down on the deserted field.
Oak tree shadow.
 
The last mountain peak
lost in the night.
Autumn fog.
 
 
 
Troubled river
carrying broken branches.
From the mountains.
 
Brook through the village.
On the bridge are clattering
the patterns of wood.
 
 
 
Night time.
One dog barks, then
all dogs in the village.
 
It wouldn’t dance
anymore – the leaf
on the wet asphalt.
 
 

Credits: "With a cloud" - William J. Higginson, Haiku World, An International Poetry Almanac (Kodansha International: Tokyo, New York, London, 1996); "Troubled river" – Haiku Moment 1 (Autumn-Winter 1997-1998) [Editor/Publisher: Zoran Doderovic, Novi Sad, Serbia]; "Night time" – moonset Literary Newspaper (USA, Spring–Summer 2009); "The last mountain peak" – Haiku Moment 2 (Spring-Summer, 1998) [Editor/Publisher: Zoran Doderovic, Novi Sad, Serbia]; "Brook through the village" - A Special Prize for the Genkissu! Spirits up! (Aichi, Japan, 2008); "It wouldn’t dance" – Wild Flowers, New Leaves: A Collection of World Haiku (The World Haiku Club, Edited by Susumu Takiguchi, Ami-Net International Press: England. 2002).

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