The Haiku Foundation honors the work of contemporary masters of the dual art of haiga: visual image wedded to haiku. This month’s featured artist is Marius Alexandru.
Marius Alexandru, born and raised in Arad, Romania, came to the United States in 1997, where he currently lives in Chicago with his wife. His passion for poetry started as a child, and he has been writing poetry since his adolescence. He is the author of a few Romanian Christian poetry books, including Fosnetul Pasilor din Duzi, Scaldati in Susurul Bland al Harului, Doruri Sfinte, and English poetry Ring of Fire, Reflection of Thoughts, and many other poems published in poetry anthologies during the years, in both Romanian and English languages. He also has translated numerous poems and songs from English to Romanian and some from Romanian to English. In the last few years he developed a special passion for pictures, haiku, and haiga. He wrote hundreds of haiku and published many of them in his poetry books and anthologies. His photo haiku have won several awards in magazines and online publications.