Born: October 24 1988 in Cetinje Montenegro
Resides: Cetinje, Montenegro
E-mail: tomislavsjekloca (at) gmail (dot) com
Tomislav loves animals, trees, walks in mountains, music, movies, books. As sci-fi fan, he wrote his first haiku in 2014 for Serbian Beleg's Anthology of Sci-Fi haiku Kapija sna. He came back to haiku again in 2018 and decided to stay a while. Since then, his haiku and senryu were published in various international journals, magazines and anthologies: The Asahi Shimbun (Asahi Haikuist Network); Frogpond; Modern Haiku; The Heron's Nest; Prune Juice; Failed Haiku; ESUJ-H: English Haiku; seashores; The Cicada's Cry; Otata; Stardust Haiku; cattails; also appeared in 10th and 11th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest Selected Haiku Submissions Collections; My Haiku Pond - 4th Annual Haiku for Change Event 2019; Golden Haiku; World Haiku Review; The Haiku Foundation's Haiku Dialogue (series What's at hand, Photo prompts, Poet's choice, Social Issues); Hog Wild – bicadeideias pig haiku anthology; #FemkuMag (#Me(n)too issue); Beleg's Sci-fi Haiku Anthology Kapija sna and Sci-fi Haiga Anthology Putokaz vremena; Nekazano.
Awards and Other Honors:
Basho-an International English Haiku Competition 2018 – Museum Award; 73rd Basho Memorial English Haiku Contest – Honorable Mention; 4th Annual H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest – Highly Commended; World Haiku Review The R. H. Blyth Award 2019 - ZATSUEI, haiku of merit; European Kukai 2018 – 4th place; European Kukai 2019 – 6th place; The 9th Polish International Haiku Competition 2019 - Commendation; European Top 100 most creative haiku authors Certificate 2019.
“dusty bookshelf“ – Frogpond Vol. 42:1, Winter 2019; “pilot burial“ – Fourth H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest – Highly Commended, 2019; “park bench“ – Modern Haiku Vol. 50.3, Autumn 2019; “first rain“ – Asahi Haikuist Network Sept. 20, 2019; “playground“ – The Heron's Nest Vol. XXI, No. 4, December 2019; “war movie“ – cattails, October 2019.