Born: in Columbus, Ohio, USA
Resides: Columbus, Ohio, USA
A Pushcart Prize nominee, Jennifer Hambrick has received numerous awards and other honors for her free verse poetry, Japanese short-form poetry, and haiga. Her work has been published in Chiron Review, The American Journal of Poetry, The Santa Clara Review, The Main Street Rag, the San Pedro River Review, POEM, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Heron's Nest, Acorn, Cattails, World Haiku Review, Presence, tinywords, Bones, is/let, Blithe Spirit, ephemerae, Hedgerow, Chrysanthemum, Wild Plum, Haiku Canada Review, Ershik, Under the Basho, The Mainichi, The Mainichi's Haiku in English: Best of 2017 anthology, The Asahi Shimbun, Under the Basho, Prune Juice, Failed Haiku, Ribbons, Eucalypt, HaigaOnline, Daily Haiga, and in dozens of other publications around the world. By invitation, Jennifer Hambrick served as a guest editor for The Haiku Foundation's Per Diem web feature (April 2018). A classical musician and public radio broadcaster and web producer, Jennifer Hambrick chronicles the expressions of her creative voices on her blog Inner Voices.
Awards and Other Honors:
Appointed first Artist-in-Residence at historic Bryn Du Manson, Granville, Ohio, (2019); First Place, Haiku Society of America Haibun Award Competition (2018); Honorable Mention, H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest (2018); poem selected for publication in a hole in the light: The 2018 Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, ed. Jim Kacian (2019); Honorable Mention, Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Contest (2017); Runner-up, Readers' Choice Award for Best Haiku published in Shamrock, the Journal of the Irish Haiku Society (2017); U.S. Sakura Award, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational (2017); Winning Haiku, Golden Haiku Competition (2017); Honorable Mention, Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Competition (2017); Merit Award, Montenegrin International Haiku Competition in English (2017); Haiku Master of the Week, NHK World TV's Haiku Masters series (8 Aug. 2017); Runner-up for Haiku Master of the Week, NHK World TV's Haiku Masters series, (12 Dec. 2017); haiga accepted in the World Haiku Association Haiga Contests (2017); Placewinner - vanguard haiku category, World Haiku Review (spring/summer issue, 2016); recipient of a commission from the Johnstone Fund for New Music's poetry and music commissioning project The Big SCORE (2018); recipient of a commission from the VIVO Music Festival to write an original free verse poem in response to Arnold Schoenberg's pivotal chamber music work Verklärte Nacht (2017); Pushcart Prize nomination (2014); Ohioana Book Award nomination for debut poetry chapbook, Unscathed (2013); Winner of the Ohio Poetry Association's Ides of March Competition (2013); Prizewinner in the William Redding Memorial Competition [The Poetry Forum, Columbus, Ohio] (2011).
Books Published: Unscathed (Cleveland, OH: NightBallet Press, 2013).
"sand fiddlers" - Shamrock #38 (2017); "checking the deck" - Honorable Mention, 2018 H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest, Failed Haiku vol. 3, issue 31, 2018 and Prune Juice issue 25, July 2018; "her paycheck" - Modern Haiku 48.2 (Summer 2017); "zucchini blossom" - Frogpond vol. 40.2 (Summer 2017); "evening bird" - World Haiku Review (Spring/Summer 2016); [placewinner, Vanguard Haiku category]; "deployment" - Modern Haiku vol. 47.3 (Autumn 2016).