Ion Codrescu (Romania)

Ion Codrescu was born in Cobadin, Romania. His PhD thesis focused on Image and Text in Japanese and Western Haiga Painting. He has won numerous international prizes for his haiku and haiga. His poems, essays and articles have been published in 18 countries and 13 languages. In 1992 he founded the Constantza Haiku Society – Romania, ALBATROSS international haiku journal, the Constantza International Haiku Festival, Constantza National Haiku Conference and the HERMITAGE international haiku journal. He has been invited to deliver papers on haiku, to lead haiku and renku workshops, to read his poems, or to make exhibitions with his ink drawings, paintings and haiga in many countries. His paintings are in private art collections and state museums of several different countries. He recently exhibited as an honorary artist in the Haiga Exhibition in Tubingen, Germany, at the French Cultural Institute. His web page is Ion Codrescu. Some of his haiku can be viewed at Haiku from a year

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