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Jennifer Gomoll Popolis

Jennifer Gomoll Popolis

Born: 1974 in Chicago Illinois, USA
Resides: Springfield, Illinois, USA
E-mail: jgoreply (at) bust (dot) com

I'm a relative newcomer to the world of English language haiku, if only because I didn't know this world existed until I opened up my first Modern Haiku in 2006. For me, haiku's focus on natural phenomena combined with a subtle comment on human existence is its biggest draw. Well . . . that, and its almost complete lack of academic pretentiousness.

Awards and Other Honors: Honorable Mention, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, World Haiku Contest (2009)

Selected Work
 
daylight savings
a scatter of leaves
in the recycle bin
 
will she  won't she  unbudded Rose of Sharon
 
 
 
anniversary--
the cut peony
each morning fuller
 
evening snowstorm . . .
a tinful
of unsharpened pencils
 
 
 
adjoining cabin
the click of their screen door
at dawn
 
all day snow
the mail carrier's bootprints
there and gone
 
 

Credits: "daylight savings: - bottle rockets 10:2 (#20, 2009); "anniversary" - Mayfly 46 (2008); "adjoining cabin" - Mainichi Daily News (Daily Haiku Selection August 18, 2008); "will she" - Modern Haiku 40.3 (2009); "evening snowstorm" - The Heron's Nest 10:3 (2008); "all day snow" - Honorable Mention, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, World Haiku Contest (2009).

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