Haiku Milieu by Jenny Bienemann


Jenny Bienemann is an award-winning singer, songwriter, poet, and photographer based in the Chicago area.

Over the course of a year, Bienemann used her iPhone to capture images inspired by the lovely, ordinary pleasures of daily life. She was inspired to write haiku to accompany the images, and Haiku Milieu was born. In her new book, Bienemann presents 120 of the very best of her poetic works, inviting readers to celebrate the extraordinary in their own everyday. Each image and accompanying poem creates a snapshot of a fleeting moment in time: a moment never to be recaptured in exactly the same way.

This project was made possible in part by a generous grant from the Illinois Arts Council.