Meet the Poet
Ernesto P. Santiago has authored two books of poetry: The Walking Man (2007) and The Poet Who Asked The Birds How To Fly (2009), both published by Outskirts Press. His poetry has won several international awards, including the Nosside World Poetry Prize, Special Mention, (2010), Italy; the International Academy Orient-Occident Grand Prize for Arts, (2008), Romania; and PoetrySoup International First Prize “Award of Excellence,” (2007), USA. Currently he lives in Athens, Greece, where he enjoys exploring the poetic myth of his senses, and has recently become interested in the study of haiku and its related forms. His haiku and tanka have won or placed in international contests, including: Kernels "Pen this Painting, "Winner," (Spring, 2013), USA; Vladimir Devide Haiku Award, Runner-up (2013, 2011), Japan, Librasia; Diogen "Waters of Spring" Tanka, Second Prize (2013), Serbia; Diogen Winter Haiku International Competition, First Prize (2012), Serbia; Haiku Euro Top 100 Most Creative Haiku Authors (2013, 2012, 2011), Poland; NAR Haiku Contest, Winner (2012), USA. He is a member of the Haiku Society of America, the Italian Haiku Association, the World Haiku Association, and the United Haiku and Tanka Society. He is Filipino. Read.