Bukva was born on November 10, 1948, in Karlovac, Croatia. He still lives in Croatia,
where he is a machine engineer.
haiku poetry, he writes prose and goes in for fine arts, esotery and theosophy.
He has published the following books: SVJETILJKE I ZIVOT (LAMPS AND LIFE),
prose stories, Rijeka,1994; PETA RIJEKA (THE FIFTH RIVER), a collection
of poetry, Rijeka,1996; U PROLAZU (PASSING BY), a collection of haiku
poetry, Rijeka,1996; DODIR USANA (A TOUCH OF LIPS), a collection of haiku
poetry, Rijeka, 1998; MJESECEV JAHAC (THE MOON RIDER), a collection of
haiku poetry, Rijka,1999; LEPTIROV POLJUBAC (A KISS OF THE BUTTERFLY),
a collection of haiku poetry, Rijeka, 2000; PAS KOJI JE MISLIO DA SAM ZEC
(THE DOG WHO THOUGHT I WAS A RABBIT), a collection of haiku poetry, Rijeka,
2001; SKOK RIBICE (A JUMP OF A FISH), a collection of haiku poetry, Rijeka,
2002; NEBESKE GRANICE (THE SKY LIMITS), a collection of haiku poetry,
on various topics of his interest have been published in a number of literary
magazines and newspapers, home and abroad. He is a very frequent guest to the
radio and TV channels. With a group of enthusiasts, he has been editing the Internet
web page entitled "Karolina
Rijecka." You may also find him at: http://www.indigo-svijet.hr/borivoj.
He is a member
of the Haiku Society - Rijeka, the Croatian Haiku Society, the Slovenian Haiku
Society, the Croatia-Japan Friendship Society and the Yugoslavia-Japan Friendship
Society at the university section of Novi Sad. He was a representative to the
World Haiku Festival 2000 held in Tolmin (Slovenia).
have been exhibited at the 40 single and 140 group exhibitions, in the country
and abroad. He has illustrated a number of books and he has made a great number
of haiga drawings. He is a recipient of several recognitions and awards for his
artistic works. His poems have been published in literary magazines, on Internet
web pages and in anthologies, in the country and abroad.