Božena Zernec (born May 26, 1943, Žutnica, near Krapina, Croatia [Yugoslavia]), Croatian haiku poet. Educated in the arts, she illustrates books and designs and produces souvenirs of the historical Croatian Zagorje region. Her haiku in standard Croatian and the Kajkavian dialect appear in several anthologies, and she has published two collections of haiku, a book of haibun, and Gle, čovjek! / Look, the Man!, a haiku guide through the Krapina Neanderthal Museum. One of her haiku won the Kumamoto City of Artesian Waters Haiku Award in the 13th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, 2008. Zernec resides in Krapina.