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Jennifer Corpe

Jennifer Corpe

Born: August 22 1966 in Elkhart Indiana, USA
Resides: Elkhart, Indiana, USA
E-mail: jencorpe (at) yahoo (dot) com

In June of 2007, the mention of haiku in a writing podcast intrigued me. Since then I've re-connected with nature and learned to be still more often. Thank you, unknown author.

Awards and Other Honors: Honorable Mention, The Robert Spiess Memorial Haiku Award Competition (2010); Work selected to appear in seed packets: an anthology of flower haiku (bottle rockets press, 2010); Third Place,13th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2008); Third Place, moonset Literary Newspaper Contest (spring/summer 2008); Second Place, moonset Literary Newspaper Contest (autumn/winter 2008); Commended, White Lotus Haiku Competition (2008); Finalist, Penumbra Poetry Contest (2008); Second Place, White Lotus Haiku Competition (2007); First Place, Chicago Cicada Haiku Contest (2007).

Selected Work
abandoned smokestack
the last swift swoops in
with twilight
rain on kids' day     the carny's blank stare
tree farm in June
migrant workers begin
shaping Christmas
all the tropical tastes
in a popsicle man's
tinkling bell
trying to get
all those little things done
. . . gnats in the fruit bowl
the kind of breeze
I knew as a child . . .

Credits: "abandoned smokestack" - Third Place, 13th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2008); "tree farm in June" - Modern Haiku 40:3 (2009); "trying to get" - Frogpond 32:3 (2009); "rain on kids' day" - Frogpond 32:3 (2009); "all the tropical tastes" - bottle rockets 22 (2009); "the kind of breeze" - Notes From the Gean 1:3 (2009).

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