About Me

Adjei Agyei-Baah is a founding partner of Poetry Foundation Ghana, a teacher, and lecturer for Serwaa Nyarko Girls Senior High School, Kumasi and Institute of Continuing and Distance Education, University of Ghana respectively. He is also the co-editor of Poetry Ink Journal, a yearly poetry anthology in Ghana. As part of his duties, he also serves as a supporting administrator for www.poetryfoundationghana.org. He is a widely anthologized both home and abroad and among his outstanding works includes the praise songs “Ashanti” and “Ghost on Guard” written for the King of Ashanti and the late Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana respectively. At the international front, his poem, For the Mountains was selected by the BBC to represent Ghana in a Poetry Postcard Project for the 2014 Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Adjei is a devotee of the Japanese poetry form haiku and has written and published in e-zines and international journals such as Frogpong, World Haiku Review, The Heron’s Nest, Shamrock etc. and is one of the top winners of 3rd Japan–Russia Haiku Contest 2014, organized by Akita International University, Japan, making him the ultimate recipient of the Akita Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Award. Adjei is currently working on ‘’KROHINKO’’-an anthology of poems from Ghana Poetry Prize Contest, 2013 and looks forward in coming out with his two poetry collections this year. Some of his poetry artefacts can be found in Manhyia Museum and Centre of National Culture, Kumasi. Adjei is married to Pansiwaa and blessed with two boys.

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