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Dietmar Tauchner

Dietmar Tauchner

Born: June 14 1972 in Neunkirchen, Austria
Resides: Puchberg & Vienna, Austria
E-mail: dietmar (dot) tauchner (at) aon (dot) at

Dietmar Tauchner lives and works in Puchberg and Vienna, Austria, as a social-worker, author, and passionate traveller and trekker. His work has been published in various magazines and anthologies worldwide. He attended the First and the Second European Haiku Conference, The Haiku North America Conference in 2005, as well as the World Haiku Association Conference 2009 in Lituania, where he held lectures and readings. Co-Director of four short haiku films, he is Editor of the Austrian-based international haiku Webmagazine Chrysanthemum.

Awards and Other Honors: Some of his awards and other honors include: First Prize, the International Haiku Contest Ludbreg in Croatia (2004); Third Prize, the Kusamakura International Haiku Competition (2005 & 2009); the Naji Naaman "Creativity Prize" in Lebanon (2009); the "Scorpion Prize" for the best haiku published in Roadrunner (twice); and First Prize, the Haiku International Association (HIA) in Tokyo (2008). He is one of the poets featured in A New Resonance 5: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (Red Moon Press, 2007).

Books Published: as far as i can (Red Moon Press, 2010); Invisible Tracks (Red Moon Press, 2015).

Selected Work
night rain
the bedroom fills
with memories
autumn evening
the washing machine's
fade out
the silence
in the crowded subway
winter morning
I wake up in the future
of my dream
strange voices
I open the door
to the stars
early darkness
snow snakes wind along
the empty road

Credits: "night rain" - The Heron’s Nest XI:3 (2009); "Shinjuku" - Presence #39 (2009); "strange voices" - Dwarf Stars Award Anthology 2009 (2010); "autumn evening" - Presence #40 (2010); "winter morning" - Frogpond XXXII:3 (2009); "early darkness" - Acorn #24 (2010).

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