Hadaa Sendoo

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This is a Mongolian name. The given name is Хадаа, and the name Сэндоо is a patronymic, not a family name. The subject should be referred to by the given name.
Hadaa Sendoo
Born (1961-10-24) 24 October 1961 (age 53)
Southern Mongolian, today's Inner Mongolia in the territory of China
Occupation Poet, Critic, essayist, Translator
Period September 24, 2011– present
Literary movement Early the 21st century , Medellin, the World Poetry Movement (WPM)

Hadaa Sendoo (Mongolian:Сэндоогийн Хадаа) (born 24 October 1961) is an award-winning Mongolian poet and translator. He is founder and leading figure of the World Poetry Almanac[1]. His poems, which have been translated into more than 30 languages, have been included in The Best Mongolian Poetry[2]. In 2006, he established the critically acclaimed World Poetry Almanac. His early poetry is strongly influenced by the Mongolian epic and influenced by Russian imagist poetry, and Italian hermetic poetry of 20th Century. Hadaa Sendoo is considered one of the great poets in the 21st century by critics. He is currently a consulting editor of the International Literary Quarterly*[3]


Hadaa is an internationally renowned poet, born to a good family in 1961 in Southern Mongolia, today’s Inner Mongolia, and grew up in grassland in Shiiliigool. His father was the head of a theatre, and his mother was a drama actor. Hadaa has lived in the capital Ulan Bator of Mongolia since 1991.

Early years[edit]

When Hadaa was very young, his father moved his family to Southern Mongolia, near Dalan Har Mountains, where he spent his childhood. He studied old Mongolian, also Chinese at the local high school, but he was tired of the school curriculum, he returned to steppe for a nomadic life until 1984, his father recommended him to enter an art institute, where he was served as an editorial assistant. The young Hadaa has the opportunity to read a lot of Mongolian literature classics, and the epic, including Jangar, Books of Folk Songs of Mongolian, and the Modernist of Poetry (Shuleg). In 1989, he published his first collection of poems The Nomadic Songs and Moonlight. In 1991, he moved to northern Mongolia and lived in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, where he taught at the university as a professor of literature, and he studied Mongolian folk literature, including folk songs, and mythology. In 1996, He published his first collection of poems in Cyrillic new Mongolian. In 1998, He formally joined the Mongolian Writers Union. In 1999, He and his friends co-founded a cultural magazine called The World's Mongolians (Mongolian - English bilingual edition) was published in Mongolia. In the same year the summer, Hadaa and his bosom friend S. Tserendorj also a Mongolian poet organized the first Asian Poetry Festival in Ulaanbaatar. Hadaa has won Athens City Hall Prize and the 2nd Olympic of Culture Prize (Athens,1999).Hadaa Sendoo was taught at the National University of Mongolia since 2006.

On the way to poetry[edit]

In his middle age, he wrote many poems, poetic style has been very different with the past. The poet believes that poetry has a hidden and strange power that could go through time and death. In 2007, he arrived in the Mongol Yuan Empire-Shangdu by Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, established it in middle of the 13th century. And soon after, Hadaa, who wrote a very strong long poem that are representative work ShangDu Sad Song.

On the road leading to poetry, perhaps a profound turning point occurred in 2009; his book of poetry, Come Back to Earth, attracted the attention of several critics.

Hadaa received many poetry awards, including Mongolian Writers' Union Prize. He also received a Medal of Honour for literature achievement in Mongolia, Greece, Canada, and USA. He was invited to attend International Poetry festival in Europe, Asia, North America, and Latin America. And his book of poetry Come Back to Earth, has won the Best Book of Poetry by International Writers Association. In 2008, Hadaa was elected a full Member of the Mongolian Academy of Humanities. He has published over 10 collections of poems. His collections of poems have been translated into English, Chinese, Georgian, Greek, Turkish, and Spanish. Hadaa is considered a great poet of the 21st Century and one of the most valuable poets of the world by many critics.

On September 24, 2011, Hadaa joined to the World Poetry Movement and became an earliest member of founding the World Poetry Movement [4].

In 2012, Hadaa was invited to the largest poetry festival ever staged in the UK, Southbank Centre’s Poetry Parnassus [5], where read his poetry and discuss his work as part of festival. His collection of poems as part of the exhibition has displayed in the outdoor spaces around the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. His poem printed on bookmarks for “Rain of Poems”[6], were dropped from a helicopter over London. His poems have appeared in the World Record Anthology [7] by Bloodaxe.

Poets talking about poetry of Hadaa Sendoo[edit]

A famous poet, Cambridge University, Professor, Richard Berengarten [8] wrote: “I have read this book through carefully. More important, I was delighted to discover the depth and breadth of his great vision. This impression of mine was strengthened when I read the last prose text on the “Poet of the 21st century” in the book Come Back to Earth, and his poem “The Wind”. Both these texts connect with my concept of the “universalist poet” and “universalist poetry”. The theme of the wind (air, breath, spirit) is a very profound one. The poems in Come Back to Earth gave me a sense of the wide spaces of Mongolia and also made me sad for the culture that has been lost. They reminded me of the fine movies The Cave of the Yellow Dog and Story of the Weeping Camel. ”

Delhi University, Professor Rita Malhotra in her the academic paper [9]The Rapturous World of Words, also writes:“Hadaa Sendoo’s poetic oeuvre is not merely an artistic and aesthetic manifestation of his sensibilities but also expresses human concerns and moral consciousness in response to his immediate surroundings. He depicts a passionately lived connection to the natural world and also accesses the latent world beyond the obvious in true fidelity to poetic sensitivity. The sensitive and thought-provoking themes are intensely varied. Hadaa’s consummate artistry and use of vivid images can be seen even in his expression of disillusionment ”.


Hadaa Sendoo’s works has focused on his strong feelings and you can see the modern and tradition of poetic. Some of his new Mongolian poems with deep thinking and bring amazing imagination, and rich color to the readers.


Одоо л
Өөрт минь алт,торго хэрэггүй боллоо
Хэрвээ боломжтой бол
Мориндоо өгөхсөн
Хэсэгхэн өвс үлдээгээрэй тэр минь
Дэндүү их ядарчээ

Аниргүйн талд минь
Алтан шар наран цэцгийг өгч хайрал
Царцаа болон хөхөөн дууны дунд би алхана
Хайрлаж байсандаа харамсахгүй
Харин би дэндүү эрт ирсэндээ эсвэл
Дэндүү хожуу ирсэндээ л хармасмаар


  • Poetry: The Nomadic Songs and Moonlight (Chinese 1989);
  • Rock Song (Mongolian 1996);
  • The Steppe (Mongolian 2005);
  • Come Back to Earth (English 2009);
  • Come Back to Earth (Translation,Taipei 2010);
  • Yurt (Georgian,Tbilissi, 2010);
  • The Road Is Not Completed (Mongolian 2011)


His influence has also been demonstrated in international and the immediate geographical area of Mongolian cultural. Into the 21st century, some of critics for Hadaa Sendoo is to give more positive assessment that he has been regarded as one of top poets and one of the most influential poets in the 21st century. such as Japan Meiji University Professor Ban’ya Natsuishi called Hadaa Sendoo “one of the best poets writing today’s world”. Peruvian poet Carlos H. Garrido Chalen wrote to all members of the Writers Union in Latin America: "Hadaa Sendoo is a world-renowned leading figure poet". In 2002, Hadaa Sendoo was awarded for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Literature by the World Academy of Arts and Cultural(California). In 2003, India's well-known scholar, Professor Syed Amiruddin, who writes: "hadaa Sendoo is a multidimensional creative genius, besides being a worlds leading reflective thinker, humanist and a most illustrious poet. He is known for his humanistic values. His philosophy for world peace, love for all creation-and appreciation for beauty in nature should be intensely highlighted and exposed to the wider world audience in a fitting manner.", and Hadaa as an Accomplished Leader of Influence by American Biographical Institute recognized in 2010. He was invited to the most influential of the International Poetry Festival of Medellin as a guest, and 2011 Tokyo Poetry Festival [10]. In 2012, in the UK's largest ever poetry festival Poetry Parnassus [11].

A far-reaching poetry event in October 2006, a groundbreaking unprecedented international poetry yearbook appears in Central Asia; founder Hadaa Sendoo deserved to become the first man of the World Poetry Almanac [12].

As a poet, Hadaa Sendoo is included in the Celebrity Occupation-Poet[13].List of the Top Well-Known Poets [14]. Hadaa Sendoo was included in the list of world-class national poet[15], and 1000 Best Poets from around the world with 37 languages [16].


  • The Poet of the Millennium Award(India,2000);
  • The Mongolian Writers Union Prize(Mongolia,2009);
  • The Pinnacle of Achievement Award for poetry( USA,2011)
  • Nosside Prize for poetry(Italy,2014)

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