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Andrzej Dembończyk

Andrzej Dembończyk

Born: May 06 1975 in Zbrosławice, Silesia, Poland
Resides: Zbrosławice, Silesia, Poland
E-mail: ad (dot) eddie (dot) ad (at) gmail (dot) com

Andrzej Dembończyk began writing haiku in 2008; he is one of founding members of the Polish Haiku Association (2015). He is organizer haiku kukai contests in Polish language (Finch Nest and Autumn Garden). His haiku, tanka and haiga have appeared in Asahi Haikuist Network, Blithe Spirit - Journal of The British Haiku Society, Chrysanthemum, Daily Haiga, Diogen, Haigaonline, Haiku Novine, Haiku Pix Review, IRIS International Haiku Magazine, KUZU – the Jananese Haiku Journal, The Mainichi, Sketchbook, WHA Haiga Contest, Whirligig - Multilingual haiku journal.

Awards and Other Honors: First Place 1st One Haiku Contest of Polish Haiku Association (2015); First Place 3rd Polish Haiku Contest (2014); Commendation Wakai Haiku Contest (2014); Second Prize Diogen Spring Haiku (2013); Third Prize Diogen Winter Haiku (2013); Honourable Mention Diogen Winter Tanka (2013); Honourable Mention Diogen Winter Haiku (2012); Honourable Mention Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku (2010) and a few places (first, second and third) in Caribbean Kigo Kukai (2009-2012).

Books Published: Jesienny deszcz / Autumn rain ed. Kontekst Publishing House Poznan, Poland (2016).
Work anthologised: Migratory Birds – bilingual Almanac No.1 of the Polish Haiku Association (2018); Haiku Anthology, 2nd International Haiku Conference in Cracow (2015); four haiku anthologies in Polish: Pory Roku w Polskim Haiku (Seasons in Polish Haiku) (2015); Dajmy grać świerszczom (Let's play crickets) (2013); Niebieskie trawy (Blue Grasses) (2012); Haiku (2011) – ed. Kontekst Publishing House Poznan, Poland.
In Polish: e-book from short stories Schizophrenia, stories about loneliness ed. Psychoskok 2017; from theater scenarios Candidates for a wife" (e-bookowo 2015).

Selected Work
country road
in the snowdrift
old circus wagon
she recognizes us
by touch
leaning over the river
old willow
bus stop―
between our glances
back from the hospital―
the stork’s nest
still empty
autumn -
leaves have fallen
from the bonsai

Credits: "country road" – The Mainichi Feb. 24, 2014; "grandmother" – 1st place Caribbean Kigo Kukai #34, May 2012; "spring!" – Haiku Novine March 2012; “bus stop" – Asahi Haikuist Network (The Asahi Shimbun ) Feb. 17, 2012; “back from the hospital" – Pix Review No. 2/2011, Spring 2011; “autumn" – Asahi Haikuist Network (The Asahi Shimbun) Oct. 30, 2009.

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