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Radka Mindova

Radka Mindova

Born: 1961 in Sliven, Bulgaria
Resides: Sliven, Bulgaria
E-mail: rkmindova (at) abv (dot) bg

Radka Mindova is an economist from Sliven, Bulgaria. She has been writing haiku for several years and her work has appeared in Cattails, Ershik, World Haiku Review, the World Haiku Association Haiga Contest (with selections and awards by Kuniharu Shimizu), The Living Haiku Anthology, The Mainichi Haiku in English, and other haiku publications.

Awards and Other Honors: Radka was selected to the European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors in 2013 and 2014.  In 2012, 2014, and 2015 her haiku won the Bulgarian Haiku Contest.

Selected Work
New Year—
in the bill of a crow
an orange peel
neighboring balconies—
our flowers don’t speak 
to each other either
the blossoming cherry trees
we both say
Let’s remain friends
full moon
the final escape
of my cat
late spring—
in the kid’s crayon box   
the green has run out
going hоme—
I look for the smoke
from the chimney

Credits: English translations by Maya Lyubenova: "New Year" - The Book of The Fourth Haiku Contest, Sharpening The Green Pencil (2015); "the blossoming cherry trees" - World Haiku Review (June 2015); "late spring" - World Haiku Review (March 2013); "neighboring balconies" - World Haiku Review (April 2014); "full moon" - Haiku Bandit Society (April 2013); "going hоme" - World Haiku Review (February 2012).

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