Andrzej Dembończyk (born May 6, 1975, Zbrosławice, Silesia, Poland), Polish economist, writer of short stories and theater scripts, and haiku poet. He was a cofounder of the Polish Haiku Association in 2015 and won First Place in that organization’s Founding Meeting Haiku Contest and Third Prize in its Wild Plum Haiku Contest, 2020. He was also the winner of the 2020 Ewa Tomaszewska Poetry Award for the best Polish-language haiku. Dembończyk’s haikai have appeared in Asahi Haikuist Network, Blithe Spirit, Chrysanthemum, Daily Haiga, Diogen, Haigaonline, Haiku Novine, Haiku Pix Review, Iris, Kuzu, The Mainichi, Sketchbook, Sommergras, Whirligig, and he has regularly participated in online kukai. He has published two volumes of haiku, tanka, and haibun: Jesienny deszcz / Autumn rain (2016) and Zapach jaśminu / The scent of jasmine (2022) and served as co-selector of topical anthologies on plants (2012) and death haiku (2021). He was listed among the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors for five years beginning in 2010. Dembończyk resides in Zbrosławice, Poland.
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