• Agyei-Baah, Adjei

    Adjei Agyei-BaahAdjei Agyei-Baah

    Born 1977 in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
    Living in Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana
    Adjei, is an English language lecturer and the co-founder Africa Haiku Network and Poetry Foundation Ghana. He doubles as the co-editor of the Mamba Journal, Africa’s first haiku periodical and champions an avant-garde type of haiku dubbed “Afriku”, which seeks to project the unique sights, sounds, and settings of Africa. He discovered haiku through his fellow countryman, Nana Fredua-Agyeman and tasted his first journal publication with Shamrock in 2011.
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    For biographical information on Adjei Agyei-Baah, see the Haikupedia article: https://haikupedia.org/article-haikupedia/adjei-agyei-baah/
  • Blackwell, Danny

    Danny BlackwellDanny Blackwell

    Born 1977 in the UK
    Living in Spain
    d blackwell is a british born poet residing elsewhere
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  • Cliff, Kirsten

    Kirsten Cliff Elliot

    Born 1977 in Auckland, New Zealand
    Living in Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand


  • Damir, Damir

    Damir DamirDamir Damir

    Born: 1977 in Kotor, Yugoslavia
    Resides: Belgrade, Serbia

    Damir Janjalija (aka Damir Damir) was born on November 6, 1977 in today’s non-existent Yugoslavia. A sailor by profession, a poet by vocation, and a dharma bum by choice. His poems have been published in many significant contemporary haiku journals and anthologies, both in the country and abroad. He is the winner of several international haiku awards.
    Books Published: Imprints of Dreams (Udruženje građana Trablmejker, 2012), Freedom in the Mist (Odličan Hrčak, 2013), Filigree Memories (Književna radionica Rašić, 2017).
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    Website: https://www.facebook.com/damirhaiku/


  • Decker, Warren

    Warren DeckerWarren Decker

    Born in the United States in 1977
    Living in Japan

    website https://disorienteering.wordpress.com/

    Warren Decker is a writer and teacher based in Osaka. In addition to writing haiku and senryu he performs rhythmical poems as Enjambmental.


  • Sutcliffe, Rachel

    Rachel SutcliffeRachel Sutcliffe

    (6 November 1977 – 23 January 2019)

    English poet and linguist Rachel Marie Sutcliffe was born in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Rachel's love of language is reflected in her educational qualifications: a BA in Modern Languages, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and an MA in English. Her studies and work meant Rachel spent some time abroad, first as an English language assistant in Spain, then as a technical English lecturer in France. After her return to England, she worked as an EFL and Spanish lecturer and a language tutor in her home town of Huddersfield.

    During her early twenties Rachel was diagnosed with an incurable, immune disorder and her writing, which had once been a pastime, became a form of therapy. Informed by Rachel's keen observations of both nature and people, her haiku and senryu resonated with readers all over the world.

    A valuable member of the British Haiku Society, Rachel's work has appeared in numerous print and online journals including A Hundred Gourds, A New Ulster, Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Bamboo Hut, Blithe Spirit, Brass Bell, cattails, Failed Haiku, Frogpond, Haiku Commentary, Haikuniverse, hedgerow, Lynx, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, Memori de una Geisha, Never Ending Story, Notes from the Gean, Prune Juice, Shamrock, Per Diem (The Haiku Foundation), Scryptic, Stardust, The Heron's Nest, The Living Senryu Anthology, The World Haiku Review, The Zen Space and tinywords.

    Write-up by Marion Clarke



    • Runner-up in the BHS Museum of Haiku Literature Awards February 2018;
    • Selected for the 9th Yamadera Bashō 2017 Memorial Museum;
    • Work featured on NHK Haiku Masters;
    • Honourable Mention in the Wild Plum Haiku Contest 2017;
    • Shortlisted for the BHS Museum of Haiku Literature Awards 2015;
    • Runner-up in the Shamrock Readers' Choice Awards (2014);
    • Short listed for Desmond O'Grady Poetry Competition 2012, White House Limerick Poetry.

    Books Published:

    Rachel Sutcliffe, Flying Free: A Poetic Response to Illness (Misfit Books Press 2018).
    (free download at: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/396b91_08d917b2c53747b59c06d71ec277ee71.pdf)

    Selected work:


    dripping tap
    I begin to think
    you’re right

    (Frogpond, Volume 36:3, Autumn 2013)

    we talk
    about survival rates
    winter sky

    (cattails, January 2014 Premier Issue)

    lost in the valley
    listening for the river
    to guide us home

    (A Hundred Gourds 4:1 (December 2014)


    morning stroll
    returning home with me
    a ladybug

    (cattails, January 2015)


    inner city building
    a canvas of honeysuckle
    climbs the graffiti

    (tinywords, ISSUE 15.1 | 13 MARCH 2015)


    the leaf’s descent
    leaving my best years
    behind me

    (cattails, September 2015)


    the last trawler
    leaves the harbour
    moonlight quivers

    (tinywords, ISSUE 16.1 | 13 JULY 2016)


    streets of childhood
    all the faces
    strangers now

    (Beginning, BHS Members’ Anthology 2016)


    birds in flight
    the child asks
    how to grow wings

    (The Heron's Nest, Volume XIX, Number 2: June 2017)


    all the life
    I once had

    (cattails, October 2017)


    cold rain
    darkness trickles
    off the tiles

    (Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine 2018)


    spring outside
    your hand in mine
    in the hospice

    пролет навън
         твоята ръка в моята
         в хосписа

    shorter days
    autumn deepens

    дните се скъсяват
         есента все по-дълбока
         под стъпките ми

    the snow


    (Beyond Words/Отвъд думите, haiku anthology, Farrago, Sofia 2018)


    mountain hut
    the solitude
    I seek

    (Wild, BHS Members’ Anthology 2018)


    deep woods happy to just be

    (Per Diem, The Haiku Foundation, October 2018)


    evening cool
    the beachcomber's
    cloudy eyes

    (The Heron's Nest,Vol. XX Number 4 (December 2018)


    funeral over
    my shadow
    walks alone

    (Runner-up in the BHS Museum of Haiku Literature Awards - February 2018)


  • Sutcliffe, Rachel

    Rachel Sutcliffe

    Born 1977 in Harrogate North, Yorkshire, UK
    Living in Huddersfield West, Yorkshire, UK
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