Gabriel Awuah Mainoo is a Ghanaian writer; poet, editor & lyricist raised by his father in soccer and racket-sport disciplines. Winner of 2021 Africa Haiku Prize, 40 Under Forty Awards for Authorship & Creative writing, special prize winner of Soka Matsubara international haiku contest, LFP/ RML/ Library of Africa and the African Diaspora chapbook winner. Prize winner in the 2022 Stephen A. Dibiase Poetry Contest & semifinalist of the Jack Grape International Poetry Prize. He pursues tertiary education at the University of Cape Coast. Recipient of the West Africa Writers Residency. He’s the Author of ‘‘Travellers Gather Dust and Lust’’, (Mwanaka Media and Publishing, Zimbabwe), ‘‘We are Moulting Birds’’, (Light Factory Publication, Canada), ‘‘Chicken Wings at the Altar’’, ‘‘60 Aces of Haiku’’, ‘‘Lyrical Textiles’’ (Illuminated Press, US) & ‘‘Sea Ballet’’, forthcoming. He edits poetry for Goat Shed Press, UK & WGM Magazine. Mainoo’s writing has appeared in Prairie Fire (Canada),  The Cicada’s Cry (US), An attempt at exhausting a place in Leicestershire volume (UK), Writers Space Africa, Fireflies’ Light (Missouri Baptist University), aAH! Magazine (Manchester Metropolitan University), Wales Haiku Journal, EVENT (Douglas College), Best New African Poets Anthologies (2018, 2019, 2020), Black Bamboo, among others. Mainoo is a tennis professional in the morning, a student in the afternoon, and a writer in the evening. 

Gabriel is represented by Chelene Knight and Chandler Crawford.