Minko Tanev was born in Plovdiv. He obtained a degree in Bulgarian Philology from the University of Plovdiv. He has worked at the Medical University – Plovdiv as a Professor of Bulgarian language for foreign students; in the newspaper Academia Medica - Plovdiv as an editor; in the newspaper Art Club - Plovdiv as a deputy chief editor.
Author of six books of poems and a haiku book published in the Cyberwit.net, India, together with Stoianka Boianova. Co-author of books and anthologies, editor of over 60 books of poetry, prose, haiku and tanka. His work has been translated into Japan, German, French, English, Polish, Slovak, and Serbian, and he has translated works from Russian and Armenian.
Gold Stars from Global Literary Society for Contribution to World Literature, 2019. Included in The First Anthology of World Gogyoshi, 2019, Haiku Anthology in three languages, published in Krakow, Poland, in World Haiku № 12, 13, 14, in Japanese, English and Bulgarian, in Haiku A Concise Anthology, India, haiku anthology Horizon, India, haiku anthology Beyond Words, Bulgaria – UK, Mamba anthology – Africa, Akita - The Land of Poetry, Japan, Time Haiku - UK, Under the Basho Modern Haiku, Anthology - 10th and 11th Competition of the Bashō Memorial Museum - Japan, Daily Haiku - USA, Haiku News - Serbia, Haiku World - Bulgaria, haiku anthology Free Hugs to Strangers, Bulgarian- English, anthology fantastic haiku "Капија сна" - Serbia, Candle, anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Love Poems, anthology Thresholds, Bulgarian-English, anthology When you are looking for me, Bulgarian – Germany, where silence becomes song - St. Albans, England, Time Haiku", UK. Participated with Stoianka Boianova in the collection The Poetic Achievement of Ban'ya Natsuishi - India. Presented at The Haiku Foundation – USA.
Minko is a member of Union of the Bulgarian Writers, Haiku Club - Plovdiv, Society of the Plovdiv writers, Union of the Writers Doctors in Bulgaria, Bulgarian haiku Union, The Haiku Foundation - USA, United Haiku and Tanka Society - UK, the World Haiku Association, Japan, Global Literary Society, World Nations Writers' Union, World Contemporary Lliterary Society of Nepal.
• Hill [poems] (Trakia, Plovdiv, 1980);
• Anonymous Man [poems] (Hr. G. Danov, Plovdiv, 1983);
• Hostile Universe [poems] (Hr. G. Danov, Plovdiv, 1990);
• 33 Confessions in Love [poems] (Lettera, Plovdiv, 1996);
• Heavenly Dream [poems] (Bulgarska knijniza, Plovdiv, 2013);
• Morning Limits [poems] (Bulgarski pisatel, Plovdiv, 2013);
• Tops Under the Stars [haiku poems](Cyberwit.nrt, India, 2019) with Stoianka Boianova