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Nicholas Klacsanzky

Nicholas Klacsanzky

Born: December 12 1984 in Seattle Washington, USA
Resides: Kyiv, Ukraine
E-mail: haikucommentary (dot) gmail (dot) com

Nicholas Klacsanzky is an award-winning and widely published poet and essayist, mostly in the genre of haiku. He is the editor and founder of Haiku Commentary — a weekly online publication dedicated to analyzing haiku and related forms. With this publication, he wants to spread awareness of haiku as an academic and spiritual study. Nicholas is a content manager and editor by profession.

Awards and Other Honors: Touchstone Award for Individual Poems, The Haiku Foundation, 2016; 2nd place, H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest, 2018; 2nd place, Mandy’s Pages Tanka Time, 2018; 3rd place, Mad About Cherita Contest, 2018; Honorable mention, Porad Haiku Award , 2017; Commendation, IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, 2017; Merit award, Montenegrin Haiku Contest, 2017; Certificate, Top 100 haiku poets in Europe in 2015, 2016, and 2017, Haiku Euro Top curated by Krzysztof Kokot.

Books Published: Zen and Son, 2017, George Klacsanzky and Nicholas Klacsanzky (Publisher: CreateSpace); How Many Become One, 2017, Jacob Salzer and Nicholas Klacsanzky (Publisher: CreateSpace); Yanty's Butterfly: Haiku Nook: An Anthology, 2016 (Publisher: Haiku Nook Editorial Staff).

Selected Work
whale vertebrae
drifting from one god
to another
new tabla
the smells of India
in one strike
night run―
my breath clouds
the stars 
church bells . . .
the azalea different
in each gust
our house 
framed in the circle . . .
tire swing 
of the caged chickadee . . .
late winter wind

Credits: “whale vertebrae” – A Hundred Gourds, 5:3, Final Issue, 2016; Touchstone Award for Individual Poems, The Haiku Foundation, 2017; “new tabla” – 2nd Place H.Gene Murtha Senryu Contest, 2018; Prune Juice, issue 25, 2018; Failed Haiku, issue 31, 2018; “night run” – Blithe Spirit, Vol.28, No.1, February, 2018; “church bells” – Modern Haiku, 49:1, 2018 ; “our house ” – Frogpond, 40:3, 2017; “song” – Modern Haiku, 48:2, 2017.

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