Born: May 03 1961 in Southampton Hampshire, United Kingdom
Resides: Eastleigh, Hampshire, United Kingdom
E-mail: stevedolphy (at) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk
Steve was born in Southampton, in the United Kingdom, in 1961. He worked in the business and financial sectors until finally settling upon clinical psychology as a career. He has travelled widely, especially in South-East Asia, over the past twenty-five years. Whilst living in Vietnam from 1997 to 2001, he studied Vietnamese Language and Culture at the Hanoi National University; provided psychological therapy to expatriates in Hanoi; and taught English as a Foreign Language. Steve currently works in the United Kingdom as a clinical psychologist working, both in the National Health Service (NHS) in the Older Person’s Mental Health Specialty, and in private practice.
Awards and Other Honors:
“reddening sky” - Runner-Up, Snapshots Calendar (2002); “late autumn sun” - Honourable Mention, Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards (2018); “the steam” - Honourable Mention, Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards (2018) and “one daffodil” - Best of Issue, The Museum of Haiku Literature Awards (2019) in Blithe Spirit Vol. 29 No.1 (2019).
weekend alone a show of hands on the radio
temple rock pool a tadpole swims from dark to light
reddening sky the car park empties gull by gull
late autumn sun― every single object tied to its shadow
at my old house the chimes of the ice cream van― bring out someone else
one daffodil leans against another she would have been one by now