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)
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).