Born: December 04 1958 in Sheffield South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Resides: North London, United Kingdom
E-mail: arnoldcircus (at) hotmail (dot) com
I am a writer of haiku, senyru and the occasional tanka. I am also a performance and page poet. My stage name is "The Stokey Bard", this was a jokey name that was given to me when I started out and now it seems to have stuck. The Stokey part relates to Stoke Newington in North London, where I was residing at the time. However I am originally from Sheffield, South Yorkshire. I have had haiku published in several volumes of The British Haiku Society's quarterly journal Blithe Spirit and in Sound, the 2014 edition of the British Haiku Society Member's Anthology.
Credits: “through mangroves” - Blithe Spirit 24:3 (2014); “old photos found” - Blithe Spirit 24:4 (2014); “she's out late again” - Blithe Spirit 25:2 (2015); “seasons” - Blithe Spirit 25:3 (2015); “a squadron of geese” - Sound (British Haiku Society Members Anthology, 2014).