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Anthony Q. Rabang

Anthony Q. Rabang

Born: in Vigan City, Philippines
E-mail: aqrabang (at) up (dot) edu (dot) ph

Anthony Q. Rabang finished his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of the Philippines – Baguio in 2015, and his Doctor of Medicine at the Mariano Marcos State University - College of Medicine in 2020. He started writing haiku, senryu, and haibun while soul-searching in January 2016. His short poems have appeared in various journals and anthologies and some of them are published on his facebook website Short Pauses.

Awards and Other Honors:

Runner-Up, 4th International Haiku Contest "Cherry Blossom"(2019); Selected Haiku, 10th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum (2018); Haiku of Merit, Vanguard Zatsuei, World Haiku Review Spring/Summer (2018) ; Selected Haiku, Golden Haiku Contest (2018); Honorable Mention, 6th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest English Section (2017); Chosen Haiku for Mary E. Rodning's Sumi-e, Haiku this Haiga, Haiga Online: Borrowed Water Vol. 18-2 (2017); Third Place, Shintai Haiku, World Haiku Review Spring/Summer (2017); Selected Submissions Collection, 9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum (2017); Third Prize, Third International Haiku Contest "Cherry Blossom": English Language Section (2017); Honourable Mention, Wild Plum Haiku Contest (2017); Runner up, Golden Haiku Contest (2017): Haiku of Merit, Vanguard Zatsuei, World Haiku Review (2017); Winner, Cattails Pen this Painting Contest (2016); Selected Submissions Collection, 8th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum (2016); Haiku of Merit, World Haiku Review Spring/Summer (2016).

Selected Work
 
stillness of river
the seagull kisses
itself
 
morning breeze
crows recall the warmth
of pine trees
 
 
 
silent rain
grandma weaves
war memories
 
mother’s birthday
the cherries still bloom
on her dress
 
 
 
cobbled street―
a horse licks
the ice cream spill
 
sunset bay―
a street sweeper collects
what remains of the day
 
 

Credits:

"stillness of river" - The Mamba: Journal of Africa Haiku Network, September 2016; "morning breeze" - Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu Volume 1, Issue 12, December 2016; "silent rain" - Honourable Mention, Wild Plum Haiku Contest 2017; "mother's birthday" - Third prize, 3rd International Haiku Contest "Cherry Blossom, 2017"; "cobbled street" - The Asahi Shimbun - Asahi Haikuist Network, August 2017; "sunset bay" - Third Place, Shintai Haiku, World Haiku Review Spring/Summer 2017.

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