Born: 1962 in Zenica Bosna and Hercegovin
Resides: Novi Sad, Serbia
E-mail: gp (at) goranpoletan (dot) com
Goran Poletan writes prose, poetry, and haiku. His works have been translated in English, German, France, Bulgarian, Japanese, Slovakian. His haiku have been published in magazines, collections, and anthologies. He is one of the founders of the Traveling Haiku Fellowship from Novi Sad.
Awards and Other Honors: Honorable Mention, 9th ITO-EN "Ochi-ocha" New Haiku contest (Tokyo, Japan 1998); First Prize, Australian Poetry Awards (Ballarat, Australia, 1999); a Prize for the International Poetry Contest, (USA 2005).
Books Published: The first rain drops (VRELO, Novi Sad, 1999); The other side of the world (VRELO - CEP, Novi Sad, 2005); co-author of Odškrinuta Vrata / Slightly Open Door [- edited and published by "Vrelo" -The Society for Healthy Feeding and Environmental Protection and CEP-Copy Endlos Punkt] (Novi Sad, Serbia, 2004); co-author of three-lingual haiku anthology, Na kraju dana / На края на деня / At the End of the Day [a collection of Serbian and Bulgarian haiku, edited and published by "Sfera" - The Centre of Ecology, Etnology and Culture and CEP - Copy Endlos Punkt] (Novi Sad, Serbia, 2005); co-author of Новогодишња ноћ / The New Year's Eve / Novogodišnja noć [a collection of haiku poems edited and published by the THF and "Sfera" - The Centre of Ecology, Ethnology and Culture] (Novi Sad, Serbia, 2007); co-author of the four-lingual book Just an Ordinary Day / Jedan Edan Običan Dan / Ein Gewönlichen Tag / Une Journe Ordinaire (Punta - Niš, Serbia, 2008).
Credits: "Midday heat" - moonset Literary Newspaper (USA, Spring-Summer 2009) [editor: an'ya]; "A lifeless tree" - Xaiku Balkany (http://xaiku.com/extra/balkany/balkany.htm?29 ); "Motionless, as" - Honorable Mention, 9th ITO-EN (Tokyo, Japan, 1998); "Clouds move slowly" - Haiku Reality, Internet haiku magazine [editor: Sasa Vazic]; "On red desert's" - Haiku Moment 1 (Autumn-Winter 1997-1998) [Editor & Publisher: Zoran Doderovic, Novi Sad, Serbia]; "The first rain drops" - Haiku Page, Balkan Haiku 2:1 & 2 (Spring, 2009) [Editor: JQ Zheng].