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".



  1. __From my humble literary history, I can only say... I enjoyed these deeply.
    __Fine trio, Dietmar! 'we are shadows passing by.'

  2. Thank you, _m. And everybody, who is interested in haiku, should not miss your fine lyrics on your fine blog.

    Best wishes