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Anna Mazurkiewicz

Anna Mazurkiewicz

Born: January 05 1978 in Chelm, Poland
Resides: Chelm, Poland
E-mail: annamazurkiewiczchelm (at) gmail (dot) com

Anna is an accountant, she has a Master's degree in economy. She loves cats, reading books and travelling. In her spare time she is writing poetry and prose, she is also singing in Chelm's gospel choir. In addition, Anna takes part in local artistic and music events. She discovered haiku in 2012 and since then she has been exploring it. Anna is also interested in tanka and haiga, however, haiku is her first form of expression. As she says: “Haiku is an art of minimum form and maximum content…” Her work has appeared in various journals and collections, including: Prune Juice Journal of Senryu, Kyoka & Haiga; Brass Bell (journal online edited by Zee Zahava); WHA Haiga Contest 2014-2015 (editor: Kuniharu Shimizu); Whirligig; The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku, edited by Robert Epstein; 6th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest - Selected Haiku Submissions Collection July 2014; The Heron`s Nest; The Writers & Lovers Café: A Haiku Journal (edited by Tad Wojnicki) Cattails; Sharpening the Green Pencil, The Book of Contest 2014; A Hundred Gourds; Niebieskie trawy, Antologia haiku o roslinach Wydawnictwo Kontekst, Poznan 2012 [in Polish].

Awards and Other Honors: Honourable Mention, 10th Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational (2015); Shortlist, The Touchstone Awards (2014); Certificate, European Top 100 most creative haiku authors (2014); Honourable Mention, Diogen Spring Haiku (2014); Honourable Mention, Diogen Winter Haiku (2013); Third Prize, The 18th “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition (2013).

Selected Work
 
setting sun
scattering on the table
the colors of memories
 
a morning...
so cold as when
cranes depart
 
 
 
the first prayer
to an unknown God -
eclipse
 
autumn--
a young janitor sweeps
yesterday's rain
 
 
 
petition for divorce
the period
in every sentence
 
sleepless night
learning the shape
of darkness
 
 

Credits: "setting sun" - Third Prize, 18th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2013); "the first prayer" - The Sacred in Contemporary Haiku (2014); "petition for divorce" - Prune Juice (March 2014); "a morning" - Cattails (May 2014); "autumn" - Cattails (May 2014); "sleepless night" - The Heron`s Nest XVI:2 (June 2014).

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