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Tsanka Shishkova

Tsanka Shishkova, 2016

Tsanka Shishkova (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Цанка Шишкова; born February 9, 1944, Alexandroupolis, Greece), Bulgarian part-time researcher, now retired, with a PhD in computer science. She is also a haikai poet and member of the Bulgarian Haiku Union. She has two bilingual collections to her credit: Перо от жерав /Crane Feather (2019) and Flying Crane: 108 Haiku and Senryu (2021). Her English-language haiku, senryu, and haiga have been published, mainly online, in The Asahi Haikuist Network, ESUJ-H English Haiku, Stardust Haiku, Mainichi Daily News, Under the Bashō, Wild Plum, Failed Haiku, HaikUniverse, Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Fireflies’ Light, The Mamba, Urban Fantasist, the World Haiku Association website, the NHK Haiku Master’s program, and the BHU blog Wild Lilacs. Shishkova has won recognition for her work in the Wild Plum Haiku Contest (2018); the BHU-sponsored Fourth International Cherry Blossom Haiku Contest (2019); and the THF Monthly Kukai (November 2020); and has appeared on the list of European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors (2017–2021). She resides in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Note: This is an abstract of a longer biographical article to come.

Updated on September 25, 2022