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Oana Aurora Boazu

Oana Aurora Boazu

Born: September 29 1978 in Craiova, Romania
Resides: Galați, Romania
E-mail: oanaboazu (at) yahoo (dot) com

I began writing haiku in 1999, when I took part of a writing contest hosted on an English e-learning site, and since then, it has became a way of living. Although I’ve graduated from Cybernetics and I have an analytical way of thinking, for me writing haiku was like enriching my personality... or simply like taking a photo - I want to capture the moment and keep it inside for as long as I can.
Over the years, my works were published in some famous haiku journals - The Mainichi, The Heron’s Nest, Frogpond, Sketchbook and I’ve won couple of awards in some international haiku contests - The Mainichi Haiku Contest, Capoliveri Haiku Contest, International Haiku Contest "One Thousand Cranes" and others.
When writing it, I follow the direction of their insight and complete an arc of energy that links the particular and the absolute.

Awards and Other Honors:

The 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest, Japan 2010 - Honorable Mention in the international section; 8th International Haiku Contest, Croatia 2009, Honorable mention; International Haiku Contest "One Thousand Cranes", Romania 2009, Third Prize.

Books Published: Work Anthologised:

Prispa cu greieri Romanian Haiku, Iasi, 2019, PIM Publishing House; Rondini e Haiku migrano a Capoliveri, May 2014, Pagine, Roma; Gemme di Haiku nella Miniera Calamita, May 2012, Pagine, Roma; Haiku in volo sui boschi dell Elba, May 2011, Pagine, Roma; Haiku Calendar Rokovnik, Ludbreg, 2009, Vlastila naklada; One thousand cranes, Iasi, Romania, 2009, PIM Publishing House.

Selected Work
old men gathering:
still folding and unfolding
origami cranes
last hand wave―
the window swings
both ways
idle summer time―
steamy cast-mosaic floor
in Turkish bath
two wild hawthorns
completely leafless
fish market:     
the smell of old sails
on his coat
mid-morning sun―
fog unraveling
roll by roll


“old men gathering” - International Haiku Contest "One Thousand Cranes", Romania, Iasi 2008 - Third Prize; “last hand wave“ - Frogpond Vol. 36, No. 3, Autumn 2013,; “idle summer time“ - The 14th Mainichi Haiku Contest, 2010, Honorable Mention (International section); “calligraphy“ – The Mainichi, January 19, 2015; “fish market“ - The Heron’s Nest Vol. XVII, No. 1, March 2015; “mid-morning sun“ - Sketchbook November / December 2010 Vol. 5, No. 6.

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