About

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A poet hailed for her “brilliant” imagery, “masterful” craftsmanship, and “uniquely musical voice,” Jennifer Hambrick is a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the collections In the High Weeds, winner of the 2020 Stevens Manuscript Award of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies; Joyride (Red Moon Press), winner of the Marianne Bluger Book Award from Haiku Canada; and Unscathed (NightBallet Press). Hundreds of her poems are published in literary journals and invited anthologies in the U.S. and abroad.

Hambrick is a frequent recipient of poetry commissions and is often 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. Hambrick has been engaged to serve as poet laureate for the 75th-anniversary season (2022-23) of the world-class Chamber Music Columbus concert series.

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.