DIMITAR ANAKIEV aka KAMESAN, 亀さん, ( b. 1960 in Belgrade ) began to write and publish poetry at the age of 13, and began writing haiku in 1985. He is the „father“ of many Balkan haiku projects such as „Haiku Novine“ ( Serbia ) and „Prijatelj“ and „Apokalipsa haiku edition“ ( Slovenia ). He is a co-founder of World Haiku Association ( 世界俳句協会 SEKAI HAIKU KYOKAI ) and co-editor of „Knots – An Anthology of Southeatern European Haiku Poetry“. Anakiev also editeted Slovenian haiku anthology „Pond of Silence“ and anthology of anti-war haiku „Piece of Sky“. His awards include the European Award: The Medal of Franz Kafka, The Museum of Haiku Literature Award, Haiku Society of Amerika anual Merit Book Award and prizes from Mainichi Daily News, Daily Yomiuri ( both Tokyo ) and Azami ( Osaka ). He also won several film awards including the National Slovenian Award for best documentary film.