Joan Huffman

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I began writing poetry as a teenager & young adult.
Life intervened; I returned to writing in my 40's.
Now writing is as necessary as breathing.

Today I am a practicing Trauma Surgeon,
following my muse, Erato, writing my soul.

    

Favorite quote:  " I am still learning"  Michelangelo



Birth Place: Pittsburgh, PA USA

Accomplishments: "Dogs Walks":2006 PPS Contest Winner, Category #18: Selina Cox Esheleman Light Verse [rhyhmed & metered]; 2nd Certificate of Merit, Judge: Nancy Breen, Loveland, OH

"Elegy for Eden":WINNER: Category #37 Save Our Earth, NFSPS 47th Annual Conference 3rd Honorable Mention; Contest Chair: Theda Bassett

"Jamaican Cradle Song": 2006 Philadelphia Writers' Conference, Poetry I Contest: Honorable Mention, Judge: Barbara Daniels

"Gender Play":Honorable Mention Non-rhyming Poetry Category. 75th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. November 2006.

"First Term": Honorable Mention 2009 African American Poetry Contest.Shands Jacksonville Hospital. February 2009.


     



Books

17 Syllables by Joan Huffman
Cherry blossom festival...
  

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Europe in 17 Syllables by Joan Huffman
An insightful view, in photos & haiku, into the simple pleasures of Europe...
  

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Poetry

Dog Walks
 by Joan Huffman
2006 PPS Contest Winner Category #18: Selina Cox Esheleman, Light Verse [rhymed & metered] 2nd Certificate of Merit Judge: Nancy Breen, Loveland, OH...


Elegy for Eden
 by Joan Huffman
WINNER: Category #37 Save Our Earth, NFSPS 47th Annual Conference 3rd Honorable Mention; Contest Chair: Theda Bassett ...


I Once Was A Victim
 by Joan Huffman
Poets Online: In Response to July 2009 Prompt: This Was Once a Love Poem by Jane Hirschfield ...


Gender Play
 by Joan Huffman
Honorable Mention Non-rhyming Poetry Category. 75th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. November 2006. ...


First Term
 by Joan Huffman
Honorable Mention 2009 African American Poetry Contest. Shands Jacksonville Hospital. February 2009. ...


Jamaican Cradle Song
 by Joan Huffman
2006 Philadelphia Writers' Conference Poetry I Contest: Honorable Mention Judge: Barbara Daniels...


Terrible Questions
 by Joan Huffman
Published in 2006 Mad Poet's Review ...


Links

Joan Huffman
My personal website


Joan Huffman Travels
A look at my personal travels

Joan Huffman on Lulu
My storefront on Lulu, my publisher

Joan Huffman
Link to many of my sites, including my Google Blog


Additional information

I host a monthly Poetry Salon at my home. I recently self-published my first two books. They are mini-photo books interspersed with haiku. The first is: "17 Syllables", the second: "Europe in 17 Syllables".

 
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