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A poet hailed for her “brilliant” imagery, “masterful” craftsmanship, and “uniquely musical voice,” Jennifer Hambrick is a six-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the collections In the High Weeds, winner of the 2020 Stevens Award; Joyride (Red Moon Press), winner of the Marianne Bluger Book Award; and Unscathed (NightBallet Press). Hundreds of her poems are published in The Columbia Review, The American Journal of Poetry, Maryland Literary Review, Santa Clara Review, The Main Street Rag, POEM, Modern Haiku, and in dozens of other literary journals and invited anthologies in the U.S. and abroad.

A frequent recipient of poetry commissions, Hambrick is currently serving as poet laureate for the 75th-anniversary season (2022-23) of the world-class Chamber Music Columbus concert series. Hambrick continually seeks to dismantle the boundaries between artforms and so has often been featured in interdisciplinary collaborations, including with Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Mark Lomax, II; the world-renowned new music string quartet ETHEL; the VIVO Music Festival; and the noted visual artist Evangelia Philippidis, among others.

Winner of the 2020 Sheila-Na-Gig Poetry Prize, the 2018 Haibun Award Competition of the Haiku Society of America, and the 2021 Martin Lucas Haiku Award, Hambrick has also received awards from Tokyo’s NHK World TV, Haiku Poets of Northern California, the Ohio Poetry Association, and many others. She was appointed the inaugural artist-in-residence of Bryn Du Mansion (Granville, Ohio). A public radio broadcaster, multimedia producer, and classical musician, Jennifer Hambrick lives in Columbus, Ohio.