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Steve Dolphy

Steve Dolphy

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.
Steve started writing haiku in the period 1998 -2008, and then took a break before returning to writing in 2018. His poems have appeared in the following magazines: Acorn, Blithe Spirit, bottle rockets, cattails, Chrysanthemum, Failed Haiku, Frogpond, Haiku Quarterly, hedgerow, Hermitage, Kokako, Modern Haiku, Paper Wasp, Presence, Raw Nervz, Simply Haiku, Snapshots, Still, The Heron’s Nest and Time Haiku.

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).

Books Published:

Selected Work
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


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