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Maya Lyubenova

Maya Lyubenova

September 12, 1956 - December 30, 2016

Maya was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She resided in Kotel, Bulgaria, where she worked for a publishing house in Plovdiv and wrote poetry in English and Bulgarian – haiku, haiga, visual poems and free verse.

Awards and Other Honors: In the April issue 2009 of the World Haiga Contest, the Jury named Maya Lyubenova World Haiku Association Master Haiga Artist; In May 2009 her haiku won the second Bulgarian Haiku Contest.

Books Published: Flecks of Blue / Парченца синьо [a bilingual (English/Bulgarian) haiku collection] (Ars, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2010).

Selected Work
 
a lemon slice
in my whiskey glass
this hazy moon
 
spring thunder
the newspaper shakes
in my hands
 
 
 
broken wall...
the barn and a cherry-tree
lean on each other
 
hot summer noon
a grasshopper jumps
off his shadow
 
 
 
a tern's shadow
darts across the beach
herring clouds
 
barking
at the fisherman’s dog
… a herring gull
 
 

Credits: "a lemon slice" - Sketchbook – A Journal for Eastern and Western Short Forms (February 2008); Flecks of Blue / Парченца синьо [a bilingual--English/Bulgarian--haiku collection] (Ars, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2010); "broken wall" - Notes from the Gean, Issue 1 (2009); "a tern's shadow" - Frogpond 31:2 (2008); "spring thunder" - First Prize, Second Bulgarian Haiku Contest (2009); Flecks of Blue / Парченца синьо [a bilingual--English/Bulgarian--haiku collection] (Ars, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2010); "hot summer noon" - World Haiku Review 6:4 [Neo Classical Haiku] (2008); Flecks of Blue / Парченца синьо [a bilingual (English/Bulgarian) haiku collection] (Ars, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2010); "barking" - 3LIGHTS Gallery, Seaside haiku (2008); Flecks of Blue / Парченца синьо [a bilingual--English/Bulgarian--haiku collection] (Ars, Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, 2010).

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