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Mirela Brăilean

Mirela Brăilean

Born: March 10 1960 in Fălticeni, Romania
Resides: Iași, Romania
E-mail: mirelabrailean (at) yahoo (dot) com

Mirela Brăilean, author of Loiter on hills, is a biologist and a member of both the Romanian and French Haiku Society. She has won awards in competitions as RO Photo Haiku, Senryu, Romanian Haiku and Kukai, Foto Haiga. She has haiku published in The Mainichi, #FemkuMag, The Bamboo Hut, Cold Moon Journal, Frameless Sky, Brass Bell, Echidna Tracks, pure haiku, Journal de haïku L'ours dansant, Wales Haiku Journal, Cattails, Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network), Chrysanthemum, The Mamba - Journal of Africa Haiku Network, The Blo͞ Outlier Journal, The Cicada's Cry, The Haiku Foundation blog Troutswirl, and some others.

Awards and Other Honors:

The Monthly THF Kukai - First Prize, July 2021; Best of Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Vol. 3:1 and 3:2 July, 2020; THF Monthly Kukai , July 2020 - Honorable Mention; The National Haiku Contest in the memory of Dumitru Radu, 2nd Edition, 2020 - Honorable Mention; HAIKU CONTEST (Edition 2021) The editing board of the Journal of Romanian-Japanese cultural interferences HAIKU - Honorable Mention; Romanian Kukai, November 2020 -Special Prize; Selected to European top 100 most creative haiku authors in 2020 by Krzysztof Kokot.

Books Published:

Loiter on hills - PIM Publishing House, Iași 2019.

Selected Work
summer sky
people launch paper boats
among the clouds
a few sparks
rising from the campfire―
starry night
tea picking―
in every cup
another story
autumn river
leaves don't cling
to the rock
the invisible
from everything
the seed
Buddha's smile
up and down on his back
rows of ants


“summer sky” — The Cicada's Cry, Summer Edition, July 2020; “a few sparks” — The Mainichi, Feb. 20, 2021; “tea picking” — My Haiku Pond, Sept., 2019; “autumn river” — Under the Basho, 2020; “the invisible” — Cold Moon Journal, Dec. 7, 2020; “Buddha's smile” — Wales Haiku Journal, Winter 2021.

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