born in 1956 and raised in Lidköping, located in the
South-West of Sweden.
He has been writing
haiku since early 2001 and has been published in The Heron´s
Nest, Ginyu Haiku, Mainichi Daily News and Simply
Haiku. He was awarded
Second Prize in the Kusamakura 9th International haiku competition,
included in the newly published, first Swedish anthology with contemporary
Swedish haiku poets.
Johansson has published
two haiku books, together with Robert Wilson, Cherry Blossoms and Sakura,
both released 2003. The books include the
haiku poets from around the globe.
to read Robert Wilson's interview
with Jörgen Johansson in
this issue of Simply Haiku.
2005: Simply Haiku