Tomislav Marijan Bilosnić
Tomislav Marijan Bilosnić (born January 18, 1947, Zemunik Donji, Croatia [Yugoslavia]), Croatian writer, painter, journalist, and haiku poet. He has published 130 books of prose, poetry for adults and children, criticism, feuilleton, travelogues, historical essays, fiction, and art monographs; his work has been translated worldwide. Bilosnić has compiled nine collections of his own haiku and was one of the first editors of haiku chapbooks in Yugoslavia. In 1986 he was among the haiku poets included in the first public haiku reading in Zagreb in connection with the “Kyōto—the Flower of Japanese Culture” exhibit. He founded the series of haiku meetings dedicated to the memory of René Matoušek and edits the miscellanies. He lives in Zadar, Croatia.