Vladislav Hristov was born on July 23rd, 1976 in Shumen. He is a poet, writer and photographer, and his work has been published in numerous literary magazines. Vladislav is the author of three poetry books, most recently φ (2013). He has received international recognition for his haiku, and in 2012, he was listed as one of the 100 most creative haiku authors of Europe. Vladislav was the originator of the first “Seasons” national contest for photo-haiga. Additionally, he launched the fundraising project “Rice fields—photos and haiku” for relief of victims of the 2011 earthquake in Japan. He lives and works in Sofia.