Born: October 17 1957 in Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegowina
Resides: Velika Gorica, Croatia
E-mail: zdenka (dot) mlinar (at) gmail (dot) com
Zdenka Mlinar lives and works in Zagreb and Velika Gorica, Croatia).
She writes poetry, prose and miniatures (aphorisms, haiku). She is a member of many cultural associations and societies and has published four independent collections of poems. She normally writes in Croatian standard, but also takes a challenge of writing in Croatian dialects.
Awards and Other Honors:
2014 - 2nd Prize at haiku competition in Julius Meinl Poetry Cafe in Zagreb; 2016 - Acknowledgment and praise for participation in International haiku competition Blood donation ; 2016 - 3rd Prize at haiku competition 12. BUČIJADA , Ivanić-Grad, Croatia; 2017 - Acknowledgment for 3rd haiku meeting of Pensioners Association Rovinj, Croatia; - 2017 - 2nd Prize for bilingual Anthology of international haiku competition White Stork, Samobor, Croatia; 2017 - 3rd Prize at 22nd haiku competition "Kusamakura".
Books Published: Work Anthologised:
Bilingual collection of selected works from haiku poetry competition themed KABOCHA, 2014-2016, Three Rivers Association, Ivanić-Grad 2016; Bilingual Anthology of Croatian Haiku Poetry Unmown Sky 2 2008-2018, Three Rivers Association, Ivanić-Grad 2018; Bilingual 22nd International Collection of Haiku Works - Ludbreg 2019, Croatia; Anthology of modern poetry and collection of haiku poetry, Creative Workshop BALKAN, Belgrade 2018.
"wrinkled hands" - Third Prize the 22nd International Haiku Competition in "Kusamakura" (2017); "virgin snow" - The Asahi Shimbun, March 30, 2018; "breath in, breath out" - The Asahi Shimbun May 26, 2018; "my visa to come" - The Asahi Shimbun May 3, 2019; "on the back" - Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation blog, "Haiku Dialogue" April 6, 2019; "a fallen leaf" - Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation blog, "Haiku Dialogue" June 5, 2019.