Born: 1961 Poland
E-mail: ernestwit (at) gmail (dot) com
Ernest Wit is an award-winning Polish author whose work appears regularly in the best English-language haiku magazines and anthologies around the world. Some of his poems have won awards in international haiku competitions. A linguist by education and well-versed in a number of languages, he has worked as a teacher, translator, editor and lexicographer. Ernest Wit is married and has a son. He likes literature, classical music, strolling in the woods, hiking in the mountains, and cycling through the countryside.
Books Published: Bitter Wind (Kontekst Publishing House, Poznan 2015) [a bilingual Polish-English collection of 100 poems]; Black and White (Red Moon Press, Winchester VA, 2016) [contains 80 poems in English].
Credits: “first year of her death” – Sakura Award, Vancouver Haiku Invitational (2012); “shimmering lake” – The Heron’s Nest XIV:1 (March, 2012); “the ruins” – Prune Juice (2014); “a shiver running” – Frogpond (2015); “a passer-by” – Acorn (2015); “she comes to me” – Frogpond (2014).