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Željko Funda

Željko Funda, 2011
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Željko Funda (born September 23, 1950, Varaždin, Croatia [Yugoslavia]), Croatian secondary-school teacher and haiku poet. He holds a degree in comparative literature and English from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. He worked as a teacher at the First Gymnasium, Varaždin, and is now retired. With Zvonko Petrović and Vladimir Devidé, he founded Haiku, A Magazine for Haiku, and served on its editorial board from 1977 to 1981. In 2003 he founded and still sponsors the annual Graševina Award and Ludbreg Column of Haiku Poets. He coedited the Ludbreg Haiku Miscellany series from 2009 to 2016. Besides haiku, his award-winning publications include poetry, short stories, and novels in standard Croatian and the Kajkavian dialect. Funda lives in Varaždin.

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Updated on August 16, 2023