Robert Kania

Robert Kania, 2020
Photo by Kamil Witkowski

Robert Kania (born Robert Józef Kania, May 5, 1964, Opole Lubelskie, Poland), Polish poet and editor. He has published four volumes of poetry, including one of haiku (39 haiku, 2015). He was cofounder of the Polish Haiku Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Haiku) and its president from 2015 to 2018, co-organizer of the European Quarterly Kukai (2013–2017), the European Kukai (2018–2023), and the 2nd International Haiku Conference / 2. Międzynarodowa Konferencja Haiku, 2015—Kraków); member (2019–2021) of the committee for the Ewa Tomaszewska Poetry Award (Nagroda Poetycka im. Ewy Tomaszewskiej); editor-in-chief of Papierowy Żuraw (Paper Crane) haiku magazine; and editor of the PHA’s annual, Ptaki wędrowne / Migratory Birds. Kania’s haiku in English have appeared in Asahi Haikuist Network, Blithe Spirit, Chrysanthemum, Creatrix, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, The Heron’s Nest, Mainichi Daily News Haiku in English, tinywords, and Whirligig among others and have won top prizes in the 15th HIA Haiku Contest (2013), 25th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2020), and the 24th Mainichi Haiku Contest (2020) inter alia. Kania lives in Warsaw, Poland.

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Updated on February 20, 2023