June Rose Dowis
Born: February 26 1964 in Lompoc California, USA
Resides: Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
E-mail: jdowis (at) hotmail (dot) com
June Rose Dowis reads, writes, and resides in Shreveport, Louisiana. A love of nature, a heart for the underdog, and a slice of everyday life find their way into her poetry. She works as a Communications Director for a Methodist Church. Her work has been published online and in publications including Ouachita Life, Acorn, A Hundred Gourds, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Prunejuice, and The Heron's Nest, and in various anthologies, including From the Porch Swing, This Path, On Our Own-Widowhood for Smarties, The Harsh and the Heart and Harbingers of Hope in Hard Times. She was also a winner of the Highway Haiku Contest in Shreveport, with her haiku gracing a billboard.
Awards and Other Honors: Honorable Mention Inspirational Poem, Byline Magazine (2005); Commendable Poem in the Haiku Now! International Haiku Contest (The Haiku Foundation, 2012); Honorable Mention Haiku in the Harold G. Henderson Award (Haiku Society of America, 2013); Shreveport Regional Arts Council Literary Fellowship Recipient (2013).
Credits: "a beacon at dusk" - A Hundred Gourds 2:1 (December 2012); "opening night" - Frogpond 36.2 (Spring/Summer 2013); "setting sun" - Honorable Mention, Harold G. Henderson Memorial Award (Haiku Society of America, 2013); "estate sale" - Acorn 29 (Fall 2012); "Thanksgiving" - The Heron's Nest XV:4 (December 2013); "firewood" - Ouachita Life (February 2014).