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Ion Codrescu, Romanian haiku poet

Ion Codrescu has been writing haiku in his native Romanian and in English for over 20 years. One of his recent books, Oaspete Strain / A Foreign Guest, won an Honorable Mention in the Haiku Society of America's Merit Book Awards for 2000. His book is a tour-de-force of haiku, haibun, tanka, renga, and sumi-e (monochromatic ink paintings), based on a recent trip to the United States. Click this link to see one of Ion's haiga: poppy haiga. You can send email to Ion at

In recent decades, poets from all over the world have adapted the Japanese haiku tradition to their own languages and cultures. Many of these haiku are translated into English and appear in international publications. A few of the better known international publications are:

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