Ion Codrescu (born December 16, 1951, Cobadin, Romania), poet, sumi-e and haiga artist, editor, and publisher. He holds a Ph.D. in haiga painting from the National University of Fine Arts in Bucharest. Currently associate professor at Ovidius University of Constanța. In 1992 he founded the Societatea de Haiku din Constanța (Constanța Haiku Society) and launched its bilingual journal Albatros/Albatross, organized the first of two Constanța International Haiku Festivals, and started an international haiku contest. In 2004–2006 he published Hermitage, a second bilingual journal. Codrescu has published 16 books of haiku, haiga, and essays, several of them prizewinners. He resides in Constanța, Romania.