Tomislav Sjekloća

Tomislav Sjekloća

Born: October 24 1988 in Cetinje Montenegro
Resides: Cetinje, Montenegro
E-mail: tomislavsjekloca (at) gmail (dot) com

Tomislav loves animals, trees, walks in mountains, music, movies, books. As sci-fi fan, he wrote his first haiku in 2014 for Serbian Beleg's Anthology of Sci-Fi haiku Kapija sna. He came back to haiku again in 2018 and decided to stay a while. Since then, his haiku and senryu were published in various international journals, magazines and anthologies: The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network); Frogpond; Modern Haiku; The Heron's Nest; Prune Juice; Failed Haiku; ESUJ-H: English Haiku; seashores; The Cicada's Cry; Otata; Stardust Haiku; cattails; also appeared in 10th and 11th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest Selected Haiku Submissions Collections; My Haiku Pond - 4th Annual Haiku for Change Event 2019; Golden Haiku; World Haiku Review; The Haiku Foundation's Haiku Dialogue (series What's at hand, Photo prompts, Poet's choice, Social Issues); Hog Wild – bicadeideias pig haiku anthology; #FemkuMag (#Me(n)too issue); Beleg's Sci-fi Haiku Anthology Kapija sna and Sci-fi Haiga Anthology Putokaz vremena; Nekazano.

Awards and Other Honors:

Basho-an International English Haiku Competition 2018 – Museum Award; 73rd Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest – Honorable Mention; 4th Annual H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest – Highly Commended; World Haiku Review The R. H. Blyth Award 2019 - ZATSUEI, haiku of merit; European Kukai 2018 – 4th place; European Kukai 2019 – 6th place; The 9th Polish International Haiku Competition 2019 - Commendation; European Top 100 most creative haiku authors Certificate 2019.

Selected Work
dusty bookshelf
spiderweb traps
lord of the flies
pilot burial
he still speaks
from the black box
park bench
rotten chestnut leaves
among cigarette butts
first rain―
open mouth
of a shoeless boy
his inner child
a goalkeeper
war movie
a cat marching
on my stomach


“dusty bookshelf“ – Frogpond Vol. 42:1, Winter 2019; “pilot burial“ – Fourth H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest – Highly Commended, 2019; “park bench“ – Modern Haiku Vol. 50.3, Autumn 2019; “first rain“ – Asahi Haikuist Network Sept. 20, 2019; “playground“ – The Heron's Nest Vol. XXI, No. 4, December 2019; “war movie“ – cattails, October 2019.

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