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