John Popielaski is a contemporary poet from Portland, Connecticut.
John Popielaski attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook and American University.
To date, he has published three compilations, Contemporary Martyrdom, A Brief Euereka for the Alchemists of Peace, and "O, Captain ". He also teaches English at Xavier High School in Middletown, Connecticut. His profile in the back of Contemporary Martyrdom refers to him as, "an itinerant teacher and seasonal laborer;" he in fact worked several years as a mover, a lobsterman, and assisting a tropical biologist before teaching English in Mississippi, New York City, and now at Xavier High School in Middletown Connecticut.
Many of his poems have been published in literary journals, and he has been the recipient of a fellowship from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities.