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Dimitrij Škrk

Dimitrij Škrk

Born: June 09 1951 in Postojna, Slovenia
Resides: Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia
E-mail: dimitrij (dot) skrk (at) gmail (dot) com

Dimitrij Škrk graduated from the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and his working years he spent in his profession. He has been publishing poetry, photograph/graphics haiga, cinquain, aphorism and haiku. For his lyrics as well as for his haiku, he has received a number of awards in Slovenia and abroad. He held two haiga exhibitions: At the Museum of Ivanić-Grad, Croatia in 2017 and at Galery “RRRudolf” in Maribor, Slovenia in 2018.
His haiku has been published in cattails, Chrysanthemum, IRIS International Haiku Magazine, in the Anthologies of the World Haiku Association; 10th. CENT HAÏKUS POUR LA PAIX, (One hundred haiku for peace), Éditions L’iroli, France, 2015; The Animal Rights Haiku, edited by Robert Epstein, 2016; Kabocha/Buča/Gourd, Post-contest anthology, Croatia 2016; A Little Anthology by Sentosh Kumar, 2017 and Unmown Sky 2, Croatia 2018. He takes part in creating the Ludbreg and Samobor joint haiku collections in Croatia, and is presented on the Internet by Locutio, the Slovenian on-line magazine; EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration, The Haiku Foundation; Black and White Haiga/Haisha Blog by Lavana Kray; Daily Haiga - the edited journal of contemporary and modern haiga by Linda M. Pilarski. Dimitrij is a member of World Haiku Association, Japan and United Haiku and Tanka Society, USA.

Awards and Other Honors:

Commendation, Diogen pro cultura magazine, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013; Honourable Mention, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada 2014; Honorable Mention, revista HAIKU, Romania 2015; First prize, Diogen pro cultura magazine, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014; Commendation, 11th Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia 2015; An award, the 3rd Japan Tsunenaga Hasekura Haiku Award (Kawasaki), Japan 2015; Third prize, Apokalipsa, Slovenia 2015; Commendation, Revista HAIKU, Romania 2015; Commendation, Apokalipsa, Slovenia, 2015; First place, Asahi Haikuist Special, The 5th Setouchi Matsuyama Photo Haiku Contest, Japan 2016; Honourable Mention, 70th Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest, Iga City, Japan 2016; First prize, Apokalipsa, Slovenia 2016; Commendation, 12th Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia 2016 ; Award, Apokalipsa, Slovenia 2017; Commendation, The Second Annual Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Contest, USA 2017; Commendation, the 21st Mainichi Haiku Contest, Japan 2017; Commendation, 1st Haiku kraj Mogile, Oroslavje, Croatia 2017; Commendation, 13th Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia 2017; Second prize, Zelene staze Haiku Contest, Ravna Gora, Croatia 2017. Third Prize, 14th Pumpkin Festival Haiku Contest, Ivanić-Grad, Croatia 2018; Commendation, the Afrodita Award, Ludbreg, Croatia 2018; 2nd Prize, the Afrodita Award, Ludbreg, Croatia 2019; 2nd Prize for haiga, Haiku kraj Mogile, Oroslavje, Croatia 2020; Commendation for haiku, Haiku by Mogila, Oroslavje, Croatia 2020: First Prize, City Library Šibenik Haiku Contest, Croatia 2020; European Top 100 most creative haiku authors certificate 2014-2020 by Krzysztof Kokot.

Books Published:

Vračanja collection of cinquain in Slovenian illustrated with graphics by the author; Kulturno društvo Mariborska literarna družba, Maribor 2019.

Selected Work
 
a calm port
the boats are moored
by their shadows
 
with a tin rope
a kite connects the girl
with the sky
 
 
 
put aside in a book
my histological finding―
in the last chapter
 
with a cloud of dust
a horse coach disappearing
in the waves of rye
 
 
 
hard rocks 
measuring the steps
of my return
 
on the wall
a family clock―
timeless
 
 

Credits:

“a calm port” - First Prize, The Šibenik City Library Haiku Contest, Croatia 2020; “with a tin rope“- First Prize, Diogen pro cultura magazine, Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014; World Haiku No. 11, Japan 2015; “put aside in a book“- First Prize, Apokalipsa Haiku Contest, Slovenia 2016; “with a cloud of dust“- Honourable Mention, 70th Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest, Iga City, Japan 2016; “hard rocks “- Third Prize, Apokalipsa Haiku Contest, Slovenia 2015; “on the wall“- Commendation, Apokalipsa, Slovenia 2015.

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