Horst Ludwig (USA)

Horst Ludwig, retired from teaching as an Associate Professor of German at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, USA. He is originally from Germany, is active in Pegnesischer Blumenorden von 1644 (Pegnesian Flower Order of 1644) in Nuremberg, Haiku Society of America, and other literary and linguistic associations. In 1981 he published Wind im Bambusspiel: Sechsunddreißig Haiku (Wind in bamboo chimes: 36 haiku), which was reissued 1991 with an English translation by Nancy Hanson Nash. In 1993 he won the Robert L. Kahn Prize for the best German poetry text by a resident of North America. His haiku received the Certificate of Excellence at the 2001 Suruga Baika Literature Festival, were recognized as among the best texts in the 2001 issues of kô, were awarded 3rd prizes in the 7th Kusamakura Haiku Competition of Kumamoto City, Japan, in 2002, the Mainichi International Contest 2011, and the Bashô-Festival 2012, and his tanka was given the Supplementary Award in the Hoshi to Mori Tanka Competition in 2002.

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