Meet the Poet
Goran Gatalica is a native of Virovitica, Croatia. He graduated with degrees in physics and chemistry at the Faculty of Science in Zagreb, after which he entered doctoral study. He publishes poetry, haiku and prose in literary magazines, journals and anthologies. His work has been published in The Mainichi, A Hundred Gourds, The Asahi Shimbun, Failed Haiku, World Haiku Review, Allegro Poetry Magazine, Chisanthemum, Brass Bell, Creatrix, Nature Writing, Gnarled Oak, Wild Plum, Akitsu Quarterly, Atlas Poetica, Liliput Review, and in anthologies such as The light singing (Olimpia Iacob, Jim Kacian), Haiku e Orchidee spontanei all’Elba (Capoliveri Haiku Contest), Beyond the Grave: Contemporary Afterlife Haiku, and others. He received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 European Haiku Prize Contest (European Haiku Society), and two second awards for haiku in Bulgaria (Melnik, 2013, 2014), and was been chosen for Haiku Euro Top 100 (2015 edition) and for NHK World’s Series Haiku Masters' Haiku Master of the Month for October 2016. He is a member of the Croatian Writers’ Association. Read.