Ivanka Yankova (Иванка Янкова), born December 11, 1936, Asenovgrad, Bulgaria, poet, writer, editor, and public figure. Worked in the field of culture, education, and cooperation with other Slavic countries. Founding member and chair of the Haiku Club Plovdiv for 15 years; member of the Union of Independent Bulgarian Writers, the Bulgarian Haiku Union, the Society of Plovdiv Writers, and the World Haiku Association. Author of 14 books of poetry for children and adults, including one collection of haiku. Coauthor of the Haikupedia article “Haiku Club Plovdiv.” Lives in Asenovgrad.