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Johan Bergstad

Johan Bergstad

Born: March 05 1973 in Gävle, Sweden
Resides: Dalarna, Sweden
E-mail: johan (at) joypsykologteam (dot) se

I am a psychologist, mindfulness meditation teacher, poet, and author. I am married and have three kids.

Awards and Other Honors: Reader’s Choice Award, White Lotus 8 (2009). Winning illustration (cover) in The Heron’s Nest Fourth Annual Illustration Contest: published in The Heron’s Nest 10 (2008). My work has been selected to appear in dust of summers: The Red Moon Anthology of English–Language Haiku 2007 (Red Moon Press, 2008) and in the Swedish anthologies Ljudlöst stiger gryningenTio svenska haikupoeter (Östasieninstitutet (2008), Snowdrops – Eleven Swedish Haiku Poets (Bokverket, 2009), and Svensk HAIKU (Trombone, 2009).

Selected Work
 
spring sun
my boy tells everyone
the same secret
 
a ship leaves
some of the sea
is rain
 
 
 
before and after the bell its ring
 
Autumn wind—
swinging in the hammock
an apple
 
 
 
full moon night. . .
all that is
and isn’t
 
first quarrel
the moon wanders
onto thin ice
 
 

Credits: "spring sun" - Acorn 21 (2008); "before" - Frogpond 31:3 (2008); "full moon night" - Frogpond 32:1 (2009); "a ship leaves" - Modern Haiku 39:3 (2008); "Autumn wind" – Haiku/Sweden 11 (2007); dust of summers – The Red Moon Anthology of English–Language Haiku 2007 (Red Moon Press, 2008); "first quarrel" – Reader's Choice Award, White Lotus 8 (2009).

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