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Petar Tchouhov


Born in 1961 in Sofia, Bulgaria, Petar Tchouhov holds a B.A. in Library Science and an M.A. in Social Sciences. He has published six books of verse, including Pedro’s Mule (1999), Provinces (2000), and Small Days (2002). Tchouhov has been published in Bulgarian and international collections of verse and has won poetry awards, as well as the “Agatha” prize for the best detective story. He is the winner of the 2004 MTel text-message poetry contest, as well as the recipient of the Development Group special award for the best manuscript for his novel Snowmen (2003).

His haiku and related forms have been published in A New Resonance: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku 5, big sky: The 2006 Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, dust of summers: The 2007 Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, World Haiku 2006 and 2007, etc. He is the winner of the top prize at the 61st Basho Festival.

Tchouhov has played guitar and written music and lyrics for various rock bands and is currently playing with the ethno-rock band Gologan / ; /. He is a member of the Association of Bulgarian Writers, the Sofia Haiku Club, the Haiku Society of America, the World Haiku Association, and Musicautor.

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