Born: March 03 1951 in Zagreb, Croatia
Resides: Zagreb, Croatia
E-mail: tmaretic8 (at) gmail (dot) com
Tomislav Maretić is a physician, a specialist for infectious diseases and he was working almost 40 years in University Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Zagreb. He lives in a little place near Zagreb City with his wife Ana and four children (age 21-27). He is retired as MD, but still works part-time in Čakovec - a little city at north of Croatia. He plays guitar in a jazz swing amateur band and loves to cultivate his garden (especially tomatoes!).
Awards and Other Honors:
First place - Haiku Contest of Azami haiku magazine Tokyo, 1998; Grand Prix, 2nd Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award 2012; Shiki Monthly Kukai, 2013 and 2015; Second place - The First Yugoslavian haiku contest, Vršac 1989; Basho Haiku Festival, Iga City, Japan, 2013; Third place - International Kusamakura Haiku Competition, Kumamoto, Japan, 2000; Honorable Mentions - ITO EN Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest, Japan, 1996; 15th International contest Honolulu, Hawaii 1992, 1999; Simply Haiku: Winter Kukai, 2004; 2009; Romanian Haiku Contest, 2007; 14th The Mainichi Haiku Contest, 2010; Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2011; The 19th Mainichi Haiku Contest, 2015; 20th Mainichi Haiku Contest 2016; 6th Japan-Russia Haiku Contest (English Section), 2017; Merit Awards - Sakura Award Haiku Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, 2006 and 2008; 6th Matsuyama International Haiku Contest - Excellent haiku Award, 2017; ITO EN Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest, Japan 2001, 2016; The 6th Mainichi Haiku Contest Japan, 2002; World Haiku Review Vol. 6 Issue 3 - May 2008, WHC Showcase Tokusen poems of special merit; Fifth Annual Suruga Baika Literary Festival, Japan, 2017; World Haiku Review, August 2017 and March 2018; Commendations : Highly Commendable, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival; 2006; Runner-up - Vladimir Devidé Haiku Award, Osaka, Japan, 2011 and 2014; Honorable Mention, Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards (2018); 10th Yamadera Basho Haiku Contest - selected poems /2 haiku (2018); The Mainichi, Annual Selection (2018); The Golden Triangle haiku contest 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019.
Some of the more than 50 publications that contain Maretić's haiku, senryu and tanka:
"winter solstice" - The Heron's Nest Vol. 17, No. 3, Sept. 2015; "city bus stop" - The Heron's Nest Vol. 10, No. 4, Dec. 2008; "a short time" - Cherry Blossom Festival, Vancouver 2010; honorable mention; "oh, snail" - Shiki Monthly Kukai April 2014, 2nd place); "a falling star" and "full moon" - The 19th International Mainichi haiku contest 2015, honorable mention.