Dejan Pavlinović (born January 30, 1968, Pula, Croatia [Yugoslavia]), Croatian haiku poet. A graduate in English and German languages and literature from the Zadar Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, he is employed as a gymnasium teacher in Pula, a part-time tour guide, and a musician in the rock band The Chweger. In 2016 Pavlinović published a haiku collection, Mliječnom stazom / Down the Milky Way, and he features haiku on his Smiling Cricket Haiku blog. He serves on the Iris magazine editorial staff, and he is the founding editor of the Haiku.Hr Facebook page. Pavlinović’s haiku are published and have won awards in contests internationally. He has also composed travel haibun from Japan and Vietnam. He lives in Pula.