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).
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.