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Jean LeBlanc

Jean LeBlanc

Born: in Fitchburg Massachusetts, USA
Resides: Newton, New Jersey, USA
E-mail: leblancpoet (at) gmail (dot) com

Jean LeBlanc is a poet and teacher in northwestern New Jersey. She is inspired by her students, her garden, her husband and friends, her reading, her dreams.

Books Published: Just Passing Through: Tanka, Haiku, Haibun (Paulinskill Poetry Project: Andover, New Jersey, 2007); The Stream Singing Your Name (Modern English Tanka Press: Baltimore, Maryland, 2009); Voices from Here (editor), (Paulinskill Poetry Project: Andover, New Jersey, 2009); At Any Moment (Backwaters Press: Omaha, Nebraska; 2010); Where We Go (Modern English Tanka Press: Baltimore, Maryland, 2010); A World Rediscovered (editor), (Cyberwit.net, 2012); The Haiku Aesthetic: Short Form Poetry as a Study in Craft (Cyberwit.net, 2013).

Selected Work
 
this smooth pebble –
how many thousand waves
did it take?
 
A sparrow
tells a cardinal tells a killdeer:
morning.
 
 
 
a couple dozen sparrows
become as one
with the hedge
 
forest meets field –
grasses tiptoe
into the woods
 
 
 
the garden
has no limits
to the snail
 
 
 

Credits: "this smooth pebble" - Ambrosia: Journal of Fine Haiku 2 (Winter 2009); "a couple dozen sparrows" - Ambrosia: Journal of Fine Haiku 2 (Winter 2009); "the garden" - Ambrosia: Journal of Fine Haiku 2 (Winter 2009); "A sparrow" - Modern Haiku 35:2 (2004); Just Passing Through: Tanka, Haiku, Haibun (Paulinskill Poetry Project, 2007); "forest meets field" - Modern Haiku 36:2 (2005); Just Passing Through: Tanka, Haiku, Haibun (Paulinskill Poetry Project, 2007).

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