Vladislav Hristov (born Vladislav Minchev Hristov [Bulgarian Cyrillic: Владислав Минчев Христов] July 23, 1976, Shumen, Bulgaria), Bulgarian poet and photographer. He holds a PhD in plant breeding, works as a journalist, and is the author of six poetry books. Hristov’s haiku were selected for inclusion in the educational text Earth in Sunrise by Richard Gilbert and David Ostman (2017) and have been published in print and online journals including Frogpond, Мodern Haiku, Presence, The Heron’s Nest, World Haiku Review, Sketchbook, Asahi Haikuist Network, Mainichi Daily News Haiku in English, and Heliosparrow. He is the first Bulgarian to have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for haiku. He won first place and an overall performance award in the 3rd Bulgarian National Haiku Contest (Haiku Club Sofia, 2010), and top prizes in several other Bulgarian contests as well as in the 3rd Basho-an International English Haiku Competition (2020), and the 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest (2021) in Japan. Hristov resides in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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