Helen-ki 1999

Helen-ki 2009

Helen S. Jones
April 28, 1953 - May 23, 2009

Helen Jones was born in Cordele, Georgia. She was raised primarily in South Georgia until she moved to Texas
in 1989 when she was 36 where she lived with her husband Mike, her
two children Kari and Mic and a pomeranian named Wicket. Helen was a Creative Writing, English and Reading teacher at Paschal
High School in Fort Worth. Helen had been on the poetry scene since 1997 and was the host of
a poetry venue at the Borders Books & Music on Hulen since 1999. She and John Brooks were also co-hosts of a writing workshop
at the Four Star Coffee Bar. Helen self published three chapbooks under Peach Melon Press: South Georgia Girl (2000), My Own Taste Of Morning (2000), Two Voices (2001) Helen was also published in the Four Star Five Minute Writing Workshop
2001 Anthology. In 2002 Helen Jones became a memeber of the Fort Worth Haiku Society May 17, 2003 - Helen Jones was voted in as FWHS Vice President. Helen was usually the second voice in the Haiku slam written and
performed by Cliff Roberts. Helen started out as a strict 5/7/5 then became a staunch supporter
of 17 Syllables or less even calling up the DJ Hawkeye on KPLX
(99.5 FM) "The Wolf" when he kept presenting 5-7-5, they had
a good natured feud between them and she was known as the
"crazy haiku lady", which she was proud of. 2004 - Helen was voted in as the 2004/2005 FWHS Vice President 2009 Helen died the Emery J. Lilge Hospice House in Burleson,
Texas due to complications of cancer

enjoying this Georgia peach -- river frogs sing kawazu

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