About

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A poet hailed for her “brilliant” imagery, “masterful” craftsmanship, and “uniquely musical voice,” Jennifer Hambrick is a multi-Pushcart Prize nominee and the author of the poetry collections In the High Weeds, winner of the 2020 Stevens Manuscript Competition of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies; Joyride (Red Moon Press); and Unscathed (NightBallet Press). Hundreds of her poems are published in literary journals and 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 and of the 2018 Haibun Award Competition of the Haiku Society of America, Hambrick has also received awards from Tokyo’s NHK World TV, Haiku Poets of Northern California, the Ohio Poetry Association, and others. She was appointed the inaugural artist-in-residence of Bryn Du Mansion (Granville, Ohio). A public radio broadcaster and classical musician, Jennifer Hambrick lives in Columbus, Ohio.