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Ljubomir Radovančević

Ljubomir Radovančević

Born: January 17 1941 in Osijek, Croatia
Resides: Zagreb, Croatia

Ljubomir Radovančević is a specialist psychiatrist and psychotherapist, subspecialist in social psychiatry, and forensic expert of Medicine-Psychiatry. He is one of the founders of Croatian Visual-artistic Society, Croatian Association for Patients Rights (Vice President), Croatian Society of Victimology (Member of the Presidency), member of the Council for Health of the National Council for representatives of patients' rights, member of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP Croatia), and member of the Association of European Medicine des Arts Croatia (HOUUMU). He is a writer, haiku poet and a painter and has authored a number of professional papers, essays and reviews on poetry and haiku publications.

Awards and Other Honors: Commendation, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest, Croatia (2008); Third Prize, 11th Apokalipsa haiku competition, Slovenia (2008/09); Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada (2009); Honorable Mention, The 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest, Japan (2010); 3rd Prize, Kajkavian dialect, 12th Haiku Day Dubravko Ivančan, Croatia (2010); Choice of haiku, Kajkavian dialect, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest, Croatia (2010); Comendation, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest (2011); Honorable Mention, Diogen Spring Contest, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012); 3rd Prize for haiku sequence, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest, Croatia (2012); Honorable Mention, Diogen Winter Contest, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012); Commendation, Sharpening the Green Pencil, Romania (2012); 2nd Prize for senryu, Diogen Spring Contest, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2013); Honourable Mention, Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Contest in English, Croatia (2013); Honorable Mention, Diogen Spring Contest, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2014); Commendation, Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest, Ivanić-Grad (2014); Third Prize, Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest, Ivanić-Grad (2015); High Commendation [theme light], “A Little Haiku Contest” by magazine Iris (Croatia 2016); Commendation [theme blood donation], Institute for Transfusion Medicine (Zagreb, Croatia 2016); Second Award, Revista HAIKU, edition (Romania, 2016).

Books Published: Na stratištu rata (On the Gallows of War), Tiskara Rihtarić, Koprivnica, Croatia (2012).

Selected Work
 
dusk in the yard
the only light there is
a blossoming cherry
 
the rain, too
has its musical instruments –
old cabins’ tin roof
 
 
 
the screams of gull
ripping the sky
into blue pieces
 
a cold draught
entered the room
in a winter coat
 
 
 
yet the gale
in the nooks of the pine wood
hiding . . .
 
snowman 
smiling to passing of
each pedestrian
 
 

Credits: “dusk in the yard” – Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada (2009); “the screams of gull” – Muse India 43 (May-June, 2012); “yet the gale” – Ludbreg Haiku Collection, Croatia (2014); “the rain, too” – IRIS No 7/8, Croatia; “a cold draught” Commendation, Kloštar Ivanić Haiku Contest, Croatia (2011); “snowman” – Samobor Haiku Collection, Darko Plazanin Haiku Meeting, Croatia (2014).

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