We continue exploring Bulgarian haiku poetry with a poem by the late Maya Lyubenova, one of the most well-known Bulgarian haijin worldwide.
Maya Lyubenova was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. She graduated from the English Language School in Plovdiv and later studied English Philology at Veliko Tarnovo University. She wrote poetry in both Bulgarian and English, and published free verse, visual poems, haiku and haiga in various journals, e-zines and anthologies.
Although Maya left us with a rich collection of publications, photographs andhaiga, her biggest legacy would have to be her mentoring and her participation in the translation of Jane Reichhold’s ‘Bare Bones School of Haiku’ into Bulgarian in 2012. This impressive amount of work proved to be an invaluable source of information for many Bulgarian poets – both beginners and more advanced on their haiku journey.
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 26th December 2018
haiku by Maya Lyubenova https://en.calameo.com/books/001196667515c6aca6759
picture by Joonas Sild https://unsplash.com/@joonas1233