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Tzetzka Ilieva

Tzetzka Ilieva, 2013
Photo by P. Iliev

Tzetzka Ilieva (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Цецка Илиева; born September 15, 1969, Vratsa, Bulgaria; haigō Vida), American after-school instructor and haiku, haiga, and tanka poet. She is a founding member of the Bulgarian Shoshin haiku circle and coordinates National Haiku Writing Month (NaHaiWriMo) in Bulgarian, both on Facebook, and is a co-organizer of the International Maya Lyubenova Haiku Contest. She is also the editor of Wild Lilacs (Диви люляци), a blog for contemporary Bulgarian haiku. Ilieva’s haiku have appeared in numerous print and online journals and contests and included in national and international anthologies. She has lived in the United States since 2000 and resides in Marietta, Georgia.

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Updated on September 25, 2022