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Lech Szeglowski

Lech Szeglowski, 2021
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Lech Szeglowski (born October 25, 1959, Gdańsk, Poland), studied Polish philology and speech therapy at the University of Gdańsk. Formerly a Polish language teacher, he is now a homeschooler and haiku poet. He cofounded the Sopot Haiku Workshop and coedited Haiku Port: Magazyn literacko-artystyczny / Literary and Artistic Journal (2018–2019). His haiku have appeared in international publications including Blithe Spirit, Bones, Cattails, Modern Haiku, and Whirligig, and he was a frequent participant in the Shiki Internet Kukai (2007–2014). His work was anthologized in Robert Epstein’s Dreams Wander On (2011) and Bruce Ross’s, A Vast Sky (2015). He has won awards in the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (2009 and 2010), the Mainichi Haiku Contest (2011), and the Ueno Bashō Festival (2012) as well as the Jane Reichhold International Prize of the Ukiah Haiku Festival (2014). Szeglowski is a member of the World Haiku Association and participated in the International Haiku Festival in Ghent, Belgium (2010) and the WHA Conference in Tokyo (2015). He was listed among the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors for 2010, 2012, and 2014. He resides in Gdańsk, Poland.

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Updated on February 25, 2023