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A. A. Marcoff

A. A. Marcoff, 2020
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A. A. Marcoff (born Anthony Alexei Marcoff, December 30, 1956, Tehran, Iran). British retired mental health professional, now a mainstream poet and writer of minimalist poetry mainly working in tanka and tanka prose. With interests in Zen, mysticism, and philosophy, he has been writing haiku since 1968, and he has been anthologized in John Barlow and Martin Lucas, The New Haiku (2002) and Jim Kacian, Haiku in English: the First Hundred Years (2013). His tanka prose poem ”the moon & memory” won the Presence best-of-issue award in 2017. His two-volume book of tanka prose poems river of the world, a kind of poetic autobiography, appeared in 2019. Marcoff has lived in Africa, Iran, France, and Japan, and now resides in Leatherhead, Surrey, England.

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Updated on August 16, 2023