Born: 1950 in Warsaw, Poland
Resides: Warsaw, Poland
E-mail: marteusz (at) gmail (dot) com
I am a retired economist, fan of cats, music, poetry and cycling. In 2013 I joined the Warsaw Haiku School-Kuzu. My haiku have appeared in The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network), Faces and Places Haiku Anthology, A Hundred Gourds, Brass Bell, Cattails, Chrysanthemum, Haiku Anthology of the 2nd International Haiku Conference, Cracow, 2015, IRIS International Haiku Magazine, KUZU, Whirligig, Wild Plum and WHA Haiga Contest.
Awards and Other Honors: Commendation, Polish International Haiku Competition (2014); Grand Prize, Wakai Haiku Contest (Poland, 2014); Honorable Mention, 2nd International Haiku Conference Haiku Contest (Cracow 2015); 1st Place, Polish Haiku Kukai (2015); Certificate, European Top 100 most creative haiku authors (2014, 2015); Commendation in "Haiku in the Subway Contest" (Warsaw 2016); Third Place, Finch Nest kukai (Poland, 2016); Second Prize, 5th Haiku Contest Sharpening the Green Pencil (2016); Sponsor's Award (Haiku International Association) in the 27th ITO EN Ocha New Haiku Contest (2016).
Books Published: Seasons in Polish Haiku [collective work in Polish, Wydawnictwo Kontekst] (Poznan 2015); Cherry trees and willows [collective work - haiku in Polish, English and Japanese, Wydawnictwo Japonica] (Warsaw 2015).
Credits: "chirps everywhere" - A Hundred Gourds 4:4 (September 2015); "quiet splash" - Brass Bell: a haiku journal (September 2015); "rainbow flash" - Asahi Haikuist Network (March 20, 2015); "praying for rain" - Cattails (September 2015); "in his arms" - Chrysanthemum 17 (April 2015); "hazy moon" - Brass Bell: a Haiku Journal (December 2015).