Wiesław Karliński (born June 25, 1950, Głuszyna, Poland), retired teacher and active as translator, tourist guide, and journalist. He has published more than 300 texts in travel and culinary journals. Also a prominent haiku poet, he writes in Polish, English, and Russian, seeking inspiration in the Polish countryside and abroad. He was a founder and board member of the Polish Haiku Association. Since 2012 Karliński’s verses have been featured especially in online forums such as The Mainichi Haiku in English, Asahi Haikuist Network, and Brass Bell, as well as the European Quarterly Kukai and the Indian Kukai. He is a laureate of the 2021 Ewa Tomaszewska Poetry Award for best haiku in Polish. Others of his haiku, haiga, and tanka have won recognition in Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian, and Japanese competitions, and he has been listed among The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors eight times since 2013. Karliński lives in Namysłów, Poland.
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