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Malvina Mileta

Malvina Mileta

Born: December 10 1955 in Vinez Istria, Croatia
Resides: Vinez, Istria, Croatia
E-mail: Malvina (dot) mileta (at) pu (dot) t-com (dot) hr

Malvina Mileta writes poetry, stories, novels, haiku and theatre plays in Croatian and Labin Chakavian dialect. She takes part in poetry recitals, publishes in a number of magazines and joint collections, and had haiga exhibition in Labin (2010). She’s a spiker for the NIT television, member of HDK Rijeka, and WHA.

Awards and Other Honors: First prize –Verši na šterni, Vižinada [for lyrics] (2007); 3rd prize – Susret riječi, Bedekovčina [for lyrics] (2009); 3rd Prize – The 13th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, Kumamoto City, Japan (2010); Haiku of Merit - World Haiku Review (August 2010, no 1); World Haiku Festival 2010 in Nagasaki, Competition on the theme of the Atomic Bomb; 3rd Prize – 12th Haiku Day – Dubravko Ivancan, Krapina, Croatia (2010); Commendation - 8th Klostar Ivanic Haiku Contest (2009) [Chakavian dialect]; An award - IRIS haiku magazine no. 5/6, Croatia - A little Haiku Contest, theme: 2010 – International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures; Commendation - Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, Osaka (2011); European Top 100 most creative haiku authors in 2010, By Krzysztof Kokot, Poland; A Blue Charter for poetry, Subotica, Serbia (2009); work included on the Haiku Society of America's "Haiku Wall" at the Liberty Theatre Gallery in Bend, Oregon (June 3-5, 2011); named as one of The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors in 2011; Award for Lifetime Achievement (Labin, Croatia, 2011); First Prize - 14th Day Dubravko Ivančan, Krapina, Croatia (2012).

Books Published: ZAD NAŠ PORTON, Labin 2007, self-published (poetry); CRNI SNIH, KUD »Stjepan Žiža«, Rovinjsko Selo, 2008.(the first novel in Labin Chakavian dialect).

Selected Work
a suitcase from India
brought fragrance
to the Mediterranean Hotel
a bird on the meadow
dies with its song
a sigh from my lips
cherry's petal
on a child's palm
this seagull sleeping
on a cliff, made of paper -
smiling white moon
a stray fish
in the net of dreams
waking the fisherman
in front of a house
leafless fig tree dressed by
a flock of magpies

Credits: "a suitcase from India" - An award – A little haiku contest, IRIS No. 5/6; "a sigh from my lips" - World Haiku No. 7, World Haiku Association (2011); "a stray fish" - 13th Kusamakura Haiku competition, Kumamoto (2010); World Haiku No. 7, World Haiku Association (2011); "sunset" - Commendation - Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, Osaka (2011); "this seagull sleeping" - One Thousand Cranes, Iasi, Romania (2009); World Haiku No. 7, World Haiku Association (2011); "in front of a house" - Ludbreg Joint Haiku Collection, Ludbreg, Croatia (2011).

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