Dina Franin was born in Zagreb on the 29th of March 1959.
She graduated from the Law Faculty of University in Zagreb. She
has published five collections of poetry: Primal Scream (Zagreb,
1995.), Woman's Pride is a Hard Stone (Zagreb, 1996.), The Last
Juices of Summer (Zagreb, 1999.), The Sheltered Moon (Samobor,
1999.), Blue Nature (Petrinja, 2002.).
She is publishing in the Croatian and foreign literary and literary-theoretical
magazines: Mogucnosti, Knjizevna rijeka, Hrvatska revija, Rival,
Marulic, Hrvatsko slovo, Tragovi, Nagnuca, Poets International
(India), Yellow Moon (Australia), Azami (Japan), ...
Her poems are included in the anthologies Tides of Memory (International
Library of Poetry, USA, 2000.), Tender Moments (International
Library of Poetry, USA, 2001.), Voices of Nature (International
Library of Poetry, USA, 2001.), Tapping the tank (New Zealand
Poetry Society, 1999.), Exchange of Gifts (New Zealand Poetry
Society, 2001.), Poets International 2001 (India, 2001.), Writing
from Turmoil (Zagreb, 1995.), The Anthology of Croatian Haiku
- Free road (Croatian Haiku Society, 1999.), 100 Croatian Haiku
(Society of Croatian Haiku Poets, 2000.).
Dina Franin's poems were awarded in Croatia and abroad: the third
prize on The Kumamoto International Kusamakura Haiku Competition
(Japan, 1999.), the third prize on The International ITOEN Haiku
Competition (Japan, 2001.), a high commendation on The International
Yellow Moon Competition (Australija, 2000.), an honourable mention
on the competition of The Hawaii Education Association (Havaji,
1999.), the first award on the competition of The Croatian Haiku
Society (Samobor, 2000.),...
In July 2000. she became a member of The International Society
of Poets (Owings Mills, USA). In November 2002. her poem Wasted
Youth was performed by an actor Alen Rose on the 2002 International
Society of Poets' Convention and Symposium, Hollywood, California,
USA and she was given a medal International Poet of Merit Award.
She took part in numerous poetic recitals and has participated
in many radio shows and appeared on TV.
Since May 1998, her poetry has been present on the Internet
at the address