Stephanie Helfgott is native of Central New Jersey. She is currently earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. She plans to attend graduate school for Opera Performance, then pursue performing and singing-songwriting.
a kasen renga
. . . but I'm still really hot
Although I've had an affinity for poetry since the age of ten, I've never had an appreciation or true understanding of haiku, until recently. As a student of Global Haiku Traditions professor Dr. Randy M. Brooks, I've come to grow and embrace the art of haiku. Dr. Brooks encouraged our class to discover our voices and personal writing style, which was very liberating. Throughout the semester, I've realized that my writing isn't very graceful, but it possesses spunk, personality, and a little charm, here and there.
. . . but I'm still really hot is a celebration of the silliness and quirkiness of my writing. I hope that anyone new to haiku finds this an accessible way to appreciate the art form.