Carole Macrury notified me of this very sad news:
This announcement just came in from Tomislav Maretic in Croatia. Darko Plazanin was well known in many countries, including people in our own. Some of us, including myself, participate in the Samobar Haiku Meetings through publication in their yearly anthology.
Tomislav Maretic's words:
Darko Plazanin passed away today.
A sad day - for Croatian haiku and for all of us who were his friends...
after the storm
a boy wiping the sky
from the tables
Ehime Prefecture first prize
1990 National Cultural Festival
A longer bio of this remarkable poet is located at:
Please join me in extending our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Darko Plazanin.