Minko Tanev (Bulgarian Cyrillic: Минко Танев, born March 30, 1953, Plovdiv, Bulgaria), lecturer in Bulgarian language for foreign students at the Medical University—Plovdiv, editor of the newspaper Academia Medica—Plovdiv; deputy editor of the newspaper Art Club—Plovdiv; author of six books of poetry; editor of over 50 books of poetry, haiku, and tanka; coauthor of two bilingual books of haiku and poetry: Върхове под звездите / Tops under the Stars (2019) and Път през светове / Road through Worlds (2021). His work may be found in national and international anthologies, including Temirqazyq—the Best Poet (Writer) of the World (Kazakhstan, 2019), the Atunis Galaxy Anthology for 2020 and 2021, and three anthologies of world gogyōshi (2019, 2020, 2021). Tanev was listed among the European Top 100 most creative haiku authors for 2020. He is a member of Haiku Club Рlovdiv, the Bulgarian Haiku Union, United Haiku and Tanka Society, the World Haiku Association, the Union of Bulgarian Writers, and the World Nations Writers’ Union. He resides in Plovdiv and Sofia.