Dietmar Tauchner – Author and Traveller


march morning
the holocaust of dreams
in Fukushima

old city walls
we are shadows
passing by

soldiers sharing
the gene pool

Notes from the Gean, 2/4, March 2011

Dietmar Tauchner, born in 1972 in Austria, lives and works in Puchberg and Vienna, as social-worker, author and passionate traveller and trekker. His work has been published in various magazines and anthologies worldwide. He received some awards as the First Price at the International Haiku Contest Ludbreg in Croatia in 2004, and the Third Prize at the Kusamakura International Haiku Competition 2005, 2009 and 2010, the Naji Naaman "Creativity Prize" in Lebanon 2009 as well as twice the "Scorpion Prize" for the best haiku published in Roadrunner and the First Price of the Haiku International Association (HIA) in Tokyo 2008 . He attended the First and the Second European Haiku Conference, The Haiku North America Conference in 2005, as well as the World Haiku Association Conference 2009 in Lituania, where he held lectures and readings. Co-Director of four short haiku films. He is editor of the Austrian based international haiku webmagazine "Chrysanthemum".



Welcome Co-Editor Heike Stehr!

Heike Stehr, German haikuist from Moers, has agreed to be a co-editor of this blog. I am looking forward to this teamwork!


The Idea Concerning this Blog ...

Many authors write haiku in German, some of them publish world wide. But there seems to be no place to get an overview of this community in English. This is why this blog would like to present haiku in English from authors, who come from a German speaking origin. 

To show the width of haiku from German tongues to an international audience, I ask haijin to send three haiku in English, a short biography and a link to their homepage, blog or haiku-organization. If haiku have been published before, I will be pleased to set up a link to the primary publication.

Selected entries will be published here every two weeks.

Ralf Bröker