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Nikolay Grankin

Nikolay Grankin

Born: September 27 1964 in Tuapse, Russia
Resides: Krasnodar, Russia

Nikolay Grankin works as an electrician on the plant. He is keen on haiku poetry and learning English. His haiku has been published in some journals and anthologies, on line and in print, including Acorn, Asahi Haikuist Network, Autumn Fields, Cattails, Chrysanthemum, Failed Haiku, Frameless Sky, Haikuniverse, hedgerow, incense dreams, IRIS International Magazine, NHK Haiku Masters, Stardust Haiku, The Heron's Nest, The Mainichi, The Mamba, The Zen Space, Under the Basho, Wales Haiku Journal, Wild Plum, World Haiku Review. His haiku has also appeared in Russian journals including Ulitka, Ershik and anthologies ROSsINKI, Wildflowers.

Awards and Other Honors: The First Japan-Russia Haiku Contest (2012), Akita Prefectural Governor's Award; Italian Haiku Association (IHA) The International Matsuo Basho Award, 4th edition, 2016, 2nd Prize (senryu); The White Stork Haiku Contest, Highly Commended (2017); Haiku Masters NHK - Japan: Haiku Master of the Month (March 2017), Haiku Master of the Week 4 (Oct. 2017), Haiku Master on Kyoto Runner-up (Dec. 2017), Haiku Master on Yufuin, Oita (Feb. 2018), Haiku Master in Shizuoka Runner-up (June 2018); The prize-winner of the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Russian Haiku Contest (МКХ) (2011-2017); Prizes-winner of Igor Shevchenko's Contests (2011-2017); included in Haiku Euro Top 2017.

Selected Work
end of the road
the tracks filled
with fallen leaves
anthill in the forest
everyone is busy
but me
over the drumming
a cloud of dust
first date
uncertain flight
of a butterfly
fluttering tail
of a bronze horse
so much noise!
in an old apple tree
love sparrows

Credits: “end of the road” – Chrysanthemum - #22, Oct. 2017; “anthill in the forest” – Wales Haiku Journal Spring 2018; “savannah” – The Mamba issue 5, March 2018; “first date” – Stardust Haiku, issue 14, Feb. 2018; “snowmelt” – The Heron's Nest Vol. 20, No.2: June 2018; “so much noise” – The Zen Space Summer 2018.

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