Born: March 16 1983 in Bucharest, Romania
Resides: Bucharest, Romania
E-mail: ana (dot) drobot (at) yahoo (dot) com
Irina-Ana Drobot has studied English and French at the University of Bucharest, Romania, receiving a BA degree in 2006. She received her MA in Applied Linguistics and Didactics of Modern Languages in 2007, and her PhD in 2014, with the thesis Virginia Woolf and Graham Swift: the Lyrical Novel. She has been teaching English at the Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest since October 2007 and is now a lecturer, PhD. She has discovered haiku poems in 2014 and has been taught by sensei Corneliu Traian Atanasiu in his group Romanian Kukai.
Awards and Other Honors:
European Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors in 2016, 2017, and 2018; Lauréats du concours de haikus Taol Kurun Français, adultes La deuxième place; Le Prix Jocelyne-Villeneuve Haiku Canada mai 2016 2 e Mention honorable ex æquo - choix de J. Belleau; KUD Apokalipsa Haiku Contest 2015 haiku of merit; 2016 Golden Haiku Contest Runners Up; The 20th Kusamakura International Haiku Competition, Third prize (Nyuusen); 2014 Golden Triangle Haiku Contest, Embassy of Japan, Washington, DC, Runner-up; 14th Indian Kukai, Theme: Coffee, November 2015, Fifth Place; 11th Indian Kukai, Theme: Thunder, May 2015, Fifth Place; European Quarterly Kukai, X Edition, Summer 2015 WEATHER, Second Place; The Shiki Monthly Kukai - September 2015, Kigo Theme: WINDSTORM, Second Place; Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival - 2015 International Sakura Awards Winning Haiku (II); International Matsuo Bashō Award, The 3rd Edition, 2015, Honorable Mention - Section B, Foreign Language Haiku.
Japanese Thoughts / Ganduri Japoneze, 2016, Argonaut Publishing House, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Plimbari / Walks / Promenades, 2017, Press Image Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania.
"spring-time" - The Mainichi, May 4, 2015; "cherry trees in bloom" - Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2015, International Sakura Awards; "completed herbarium" - Special Prize, Romanian Kukai, October 2015; "below zero" - Third Prize the 20th Kusamakura International Haiku Competition, 2015; "butterfly" - The Mainichi, August 31, 2016; "the child blows" - Runner-up, the 2016 Golden Haiku Contest.