Dog Tag Poetry
A 365 photography and haiku project...
by Bonnie J. Schupp
About the Book
Each day I randomly picked a dog tag with a word on it. The challenge was to write a haiku and illustrate it with a photo containing the tag itself. Some worked better than others but I did this every day, even when on the road. I was forced to think outside the box with words like "karma."
Bonnie Schupp, Doctor of Communications Design, has been creating all her life. Her latest project, "365 Gifts," began on her 70th birthday. Every day that year, she wrote about a gift the day brought and illustrated the writing with her photos. An earlier project, "Dog Tag Poetry," began with a birthday gift from a friend and turned into a book of 365 haiku poems illustrated with dog tag photos. Another book, "Defining Ourselves," was a two-year project involving people ages 4 - 100 from fifteen countries who defined themselves in one sentence beginning with "I am." She then took portraits to illustrate their definitions. "Defining Ourselves" was a solo exhibit five times in the Mid-Atlantic region. Presently she is looking for couples who have lived together for 40 or more years, married or unmarried, to participate in a new project. She is a retired middle school teacher in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.