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Wiesław Karliński

Wiesław Karliński

Born: June 1950 in Głuszyna, Poland
Resides: Namysłów, Poland
E-mail: carley (at) gazeta (dot) pl

Wiesław Karliński alias Wilhelm Karud – teacher, traveller, tourist and cuisine journalist, haiku poet. Lives in Namysłów, in southwestern part of Poland. He has degree in Russian language and literature in Opole University. Since 2009 his awarded haiku and haiga have been published worldwide in books, journals and online, and translated into many languages. He was selected to The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors in 2014 and 2015. One of winners of "Haiku w metrze" organized by EUNIC, Warsaw, 2015. Member of the European Haiku Society and one of founding members of the Polish Haiku Association. Much of his inspirations comes from travels in Polish, Scandinavian, Ukrainian and Balkan province.

Awards and Other Honors: Honorable mention, The 16th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2013); Second prize, The 11th Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest, Croatia; Honorable mention, Diogen, Winter Haiku (2013); Third place, The 12th Indian Kukai from IN haiku; Third place, European Quarterly Kukai, 2nd Edition (2013); Sixth place, European Quarterly Kukai, 12th Edition (2015).

Selected Work
 
willow catkins 
in the evening wind 
notes of Chopin
 
lazy afternoon
unpunished mosquito
on my foot
 
 
 
half of February –
old northern birch
slopes to the South
 
a harvest soon
miller’s wife washes
white shirts
 
 
 
short Siberian summer
a haste of plants and bees
time is honey
 
autumn in the field
under a pumpkin leaf
children’s ball
 
 

Credits: "willow catkins" - Honorable mention, The 16th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2013); "half of February" - Honorable mention, Diogen, Winter Haiku (2013); "short Siberian summer" - Third place, European Quarterly Kukai, 2nd Edition (2013); "lazy afternoon" - The Mainichi (June 11, 2014); "a harvest soon" - The Mainichi (July 18, 2015); "autumn in the field" - Second prize, The 11th Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest, Croatia.

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