Wiesław Karliński (born June 25, 1950, Głuszyna, Poland), retired teacher and active translator, tourist guide, journalist, and haiku poet. Founder and board member of the Polish Haiku Association. His verses have been featured especially in online forums and internet kukai. Laureate of the 2021 Ewa Tomaszewska Poetry Award; received recognition in international haiku competitions, and listed eight times since 2013 among The European Top 100 most creative haiku authors. Lives in Namysłów, Poland.