Cezar Florin Ciobîcă
Born: April 05 1971 in Unțeni, Romania
Resides: Botoșani, Romania
E-mail: cezarflorinciobika50471 (at) gmail (dot) com
Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă works in Botoșani, Romania, as teacher and author of poetry, prose and haiku. He has been writing haiku since 2008, and his poems have appeared/featured on several international websites - The Mainichi - Haiku in English, Haikuniverse, The Heron's Nest, tinywords,Haiku heute, Tageshaiku, Chrysanthemum, Frogpond, Troutswirl (The Haiku Foundation Blog), The World Haiku Review, NHK Haiku Masters.
Awards and Other Honors:
First Prize and Honourable Mention, Kaji Aso Studio's International Haiku Contest (2016, 2012); Prize Winner, The 19th HIA Haiku Contest, 2017; Distinguished Work Prize, The 9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, 2017; Judges' Award, The 23rd Itoen New Haiku Contest, Japan, 2012, and a few prizes and honourable mentions awarded in Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Russia for haiku written in a language other than English.
He has published three books so far: The hourglass's memory, poetry, Axa, 2006; The seasons's carousel, haiku, PIM, 2013, Petals on the wind, haiku, PIM, 2017).
"scraping the dark" - First Prize, Kaji Aso Studio's International Haiku Contest 2016; "Remembrance Day" - Prize winner, The 19th HIA Haiku Contest, 2017; "wrinkled faces" - Judges' Award, The 23rd ITO EN Oi Ocha New Haiku Contest, Japan, 2012; "ladybird emerging" - Distinguished Work Prize, The 9th Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest, 2017; "frozen puddle" - A Vast Sky: An Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku, 2015; "refugee camp" - Second Prize, The 20th Mainichi International Haiku Contest, 2017.