Pasquale Asprea (born July 20, 1963, Genoa, Italy). Trained as a civil engineer, after a time spent traveling the world, he earned a degree in humanistic naturopathy. He started writing haiku and tanka in 2013 and has seen his work published in national and international journals including Asahi Haikuist Network, Chanokeburi—Incense Dreams, The Mamba, Otata, Ribbons, and Ulitka, as well as in Japanese newspapers and radio and TV programs such as the NHK Haiku Masters Program and Mainichi Haiku in English. Asprea’s success in contests includes three First Place wins in the Concorso Letterario La stanza di Erato international poetry competition, First Place at the Premio Letterario Gustavo Pece (Haiku Section, 2017), Fourth in the Cascina Macondo International Haiku Contest in Italian (2017), and Highly Commended in the Santōka International Haiku Contest (Serbia, 2018). Asprea was listed among the European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors for 2016 through 2019. His first haiku collection is Nuvola vagante (Wandering Cloud; 2020). He resides in Genoa.
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