Maya Lyubenova (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Мая Любенова; born Maya Lyubenova Nikolova, September 12, 1956, Plovdiv, Bulgaria; died December 30, 2016, Plovdiv), teacher in the Philip Kutev National School of Folk Arts in Kotel, Bulgaria; translator, poet, and photographer. Lyubenova won the WHA Haiga Contest (2009), was declared Master Haiga Artist by the World Haiku Association, and was included in The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors for five years. In 2010 she published a bilingual haiku collection titled Flecks of Blue /Парченца синьо. Resided in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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