Duško Matas

Duško Matas
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Duško Matas (born March 8, 1933, Kaštel Stari, near Split, Croatia [Yugoslavia]), Croatian haiku poet. Now retired as a psychiatrist and court expert, he worked at the Policlinic for Traffic Medicine in Zagreb. An award-winning and anthologized author, he has published three collections of his own haiku and coauthored several others. Matas served on the editorial staff of the Association of Croatian Haiku Poets, of Haiku Magazine in 2003–2004, and of the anthology Nepokošeno nebo / An Unmown Sky in 2011. He has judged competitions for haiku in standard Croatian and the Chakavian dialect. In 2009, he was honored by election to the Ludbreg Column of Haiku Poets. He lives in Zagreb.


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Updated on August 16, 2023