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Jasminka Predojević

Jasminka Predojević

Born: June 04 1959 in Imotski, Croatia
Resides: Zagreb, Croatia
E-mail: jpred59 (at) net (dot) hr

After graduating from Imotski's High School, Jasmiinka moved to Zagreb where she studied at Interfaculty Studies for Social Work. She works as a bank officer and has written haiku since 1998. She publishes in magazines and joint collections, and takes part in haiku meetings and haiku contests in Croatia and abroad.

Awards and Other Honors: Commendment, The 33rd A-Bomb Memorial Day Haiku Meeting Competition (Kyoto, 1999); Inspirational Award, The First International Ashiya Haiku Festa (2000); Third Prize, International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2000); Honourable Mention, 11th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2007); Honourable Mention, 12th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2008); Third Prize, 13th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (Selected by Mr. Morio Nishikawa, 2007); Best of Issue (Six other favorites), Haiku Reality / stvarnost [Internet haiku journal]; 100 Croatian Haiku [An anthology for the Haiku Cards game] (DHHP: 2000); winterSPIN, issue 43 (2002).

Selected Work
 
with second wife
on the grave of the first -
knee-high grasses
 
with the tip of broom
a new street-sweeper brushing
to the last crumb
 
 
 
in a moment
the fog swallowed
the church
 
sad hearts filled
with laughter of faces
in the photograph
 
 
 
by criss-cross stitch
flight of swallows embroidered
the firmament
 
a woman pulls
the child over muddy path
embracing the dog
 
 

Credits: "with second wife" - Honourable Mention, 11th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2007); "in a moment" - Third Prize, 13th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (Selected by Morio Nishikawa, 2007); "by criss-cross stitch" - Third Prize, International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2000); "with the tip of broom" - Haiku No. 11/12 (Zagreb, 1998); "sad hearts filled" – Commendment, The 33rd A-Bomb Memorial Day Haiku Meeting Competition (Kyoto,1999); "a woman pulls" - Inspirational Award, The First International Ashiya Haiku Festa (2000).

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