Jennifer Hambrick


Author's Bio

A Pushcart Prize nominee, Jennifer Hambrick is the author of Unscathed (NightBallet Press), nominated for the Ohioana Book Award. She won the Ohio Poetry Association’s 2013 Ides of March contest, was a winner in the 2017 international Golden Triangle Haiku Contest (Washington, D.C.), won a Sakura Award in the 2017 Vancouver International Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational, and received honors in the Montenegrin International Haiku Competition (English), the Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Competition (Boston), the Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition, and from NHK World TV’s Haiku Masters series, which named her Haiku Master of the Week (8 Aug. 2017) and runner-up to Haiku Master of the Week (12 Dec. 2017). Her free verse poetry and Japanese short-form poetry and haiga have been published in the Santa Clara Review, The Main Street Rag, Third Wednesday, Mad River Review, The American Journal of Poetry, The Ekphrastic Review, Pudding Magazine, River River, Frogpond, Modern Haiku, World Haiku Review, The Heron’s, Nest, Cattails, Presence, Bones, Sonic Boom, Haiku Canada Review, Shamrock, Eucalypt, Haibun Today, Contemporary Haibun Online, DailyHaiga, Haigaonline, the major Japanese newspapers The Asahi Shimbun and The Mainichi, and in dozens of other journals worldwide, in English and in translation. By invitation, Jennifer Hambrick is serving as a guest editor for The Haiku Foundation’s Per Diem Web feature. Jennifer Hambrick is founder and editor of the International Women's Haiku Festival. A classical musician and public radio broadcaster and web producer, Jennifer Hambrick lives in Columbus, Ohio. Her blog, Inner Voices, is at

Publications & Prizes

Unscathed (NightBallet Press, 2013)
A Narrow Fellow
Barbaric Yawp
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Hedgerow: A Journal of Small Poems
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Pudding Magazine
River River
Santa Clara Review
Third Wednesday
World Haiku Review
Prizes won: 
  • Pushcart Prize - nomination.
  • Ohioana Book Award - nomination.
  • Ohio Poetry Association Ides of March Competition - first prize.
  • William Redding memorial Competition, The Poetry Forum (Columbus, Ohio) - second prize.
  • Ohio Poetry Day Contests - numerous recognitions.  
  • Golden Triangle Haiku Contest (Washington, D.C.) - Judge's Favorite.  
  • Vancouver International Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational - Sakura Award.  
  • Montenegrin International Haiku Competition (English) - Merit Award. 
  • Kaji Aso Studio International Haiku Competition (Boston) - Honorable Mention.
  • Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition - First Honorable Mention. 
  • NHK World TV’s Haiku Masters series - Haiku Master of the Week (8 Aug. 2017). 
  • NHK World TV’s Haiku Masters series - runner-up to Haiku Master of the Week (12 Dec. 2017).
  • World Haiku Review - prizewinner, Vanguard Haiku category.

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Columbus, OH
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Last update: Dec 28, 2017