Nicholas Klacsanzky

Edmonds, Washington

Nicholas Klacsanzky is a haiku, senryu, and tanka poet. He has published his work in Modern Haiku, Ribbons, Mayfly, Frogpond, The Mainichi, Prune Juice, The Asahi Shimbun, and Presence, in the anthology Yanty’s Butterfly, and in his own book, Zen and Son, in collaboration with his father, George Klacsanzky. Nicholas was awarded the Touchstone Award by the Haiku Foundation in 2017. In addition, while he was living in Ukraine, Nicholas was conferred with a certificate for being one of the “Top 100 Haiku Poets in Europe” in 2015 and 2016 by Haiku Euro Top, curated by Krzysztof Kokot.

whale vertebrae

drifting from one god

to another

the dog barks

while dreaming—

morning mirror

summer storm . . .

I push the beetle

back on its feet

far from my twin

the bare chestnut branch

colored by a cloud

autumn dawn . . .

I look in between

escalator stairs