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George Goldberg

George Goldberg

Born: in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Resides: London, United Kingdom

Born in the city of Rio de Janeiro, he currently lives in London, England. He graduated and specialized in business and education. He loves the literary world and, in the arts, divides his time between writing, poetry, music and photography.
He regularly publishes his works with haiku poetry on his website, HAIKAI ZEN , and also in the social media, mainly Instagram, Facebook and Medium. He also publishes his haikus and haibuns in the magazines and newspapers dedicated to the Japanese community, in spaces and columns focused on the dissemination and preservation of Japanese literary arts. George participates in Haiku groups in Brazil, Europe and North America, and publishes his works mainly in Portuguese, but also in English, Spanish and French.

Awards and Other Honors:

2nd place - Adult Category – International Scope, 4th Toledo Haiku Contest – Kenzo Takemori, 2020 edition. Toledo Academy of Letters – ALT; Awarded Haikai published, Philos - A Revista das Latinidades / Philos The Magazine of Latinities, August, 2020; haiku selected and commented by one of Japan's leading haikuists, Mrs. Madoka Mayuzumi (Haiku Lecture and Meeting, Consulate General of Japan in São Paulo, Brazil / Government of São Paulo, Brazil, 2021).

Books Published:

Work anthologised: Tempo de Semear (“Sowing Time”) – 8th haiku anthology by the members of Grêmio Haicai Sabiá Rio de Janeiro, ZMF, 2019
Haiku published: Biweekly column Haicai Brasileiro – Journal Nippak / Nippak Journal – Issues from July 2020 to December 2021; biweekly column Haicai Brasileiro –Journal Nippon Já / Nippon Now Journal – Issues from January 2022 to June 2022.
Selected haikai published: International Meeting of Haiku Madoka Mayuzumi – Official page of the Consulate General of Japan in São Paulo, Brazil – Journal Nippak / Nippak Journal, August 20, 2021; International Meeting of Haiku Madoka Mayuzumi – Nikkey Shimbun, August 24, 2021; International Meeting of Haiku Madoka Mayuzumi – Official page of the Consulate General of Japan in São Paulo, Brazil / Government of São Paulo – Journal Nippak/ Nippak Journal, August 28, 2021.
Selected haiku published: Revista Brasil Nikkey Bungaku / Nikkey Bungaku Brazil Magazine nº65, July/November, 2020; Revista Brasil Nikkey Bungaku / Nikkey Bungaku Brazil Magazine nº68, November, 2021; Revista Brasil Nikkey Bungaku / Nikkey Bungaku Brazil Magazine nº69, March, 2022; “Contemplation of the Moon 2020” - Grêmios de Haicai Águas de Março e Sabiá – Caqui Revista Brasileira de Haicai / Caqui Brazilian Magazine of Haiku, May 09, 2020; “Contemplation of the Moon 2022” (O Zen do Haicai Group) – Caqui Revista Brasileira de Haicai / Caqui Brazilian Magazine of Haiku, April 20, 2020; “Haiku for Life”— Kyoto Haiku Project – Japan, Oct, 2021; “Haiku for Peace” — Kyoto Haiku Project – Japan, May, 2022.
Magazine articles: “Sendas de Oku – O Início: Breve análise e tradução do primeiro haibun da obra Oku no Hosomichi de Matsuo Bashō” / “Paths of Oku – The Beginning: Brief analysis and translation of the first haibun of the work Oku no Hosomichi by Matsuo Bashō” - Revista Brasil Nikkey Bungaku / Nikkey Bungaku Brazil Magazine nº65, July/November, 2020 ; “Kigô. A Alma do Haikai“ / “Kigo. The Soul of Haiku” - Revista Brasil Nikkey Bungaku / Nikkey Bungaku Brazil Magazine nº68, November, 2021.

Selected Work
 
a severe winter―
countless refugees in line
to find the lost peace
 
a destroyed city―
amidst the coats and wreckage
the laments of peace
 
 
 
cold spring afternoon―
children pray for their parents
and a life of peace
 
 
 

Credits:

“a severe winter”; “a destroyed city”; “cold spring afternoon” - "Haiku for Peace" – Kyoto Haiku Project, Japan, May 2022.

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