A strong speech, committed haiku, far from Zen, but also important essays about a new conception of haiku. A profession of faith to assert her female identity, to tell women sufferings ('a poll'), problems of the world.
A woman on her feet, who talks straight, about Life.
Marlène Mountain, feminist. Impossible to forget.
Some of her essays and articles about haiku :
essay (September 1988) they don't shoot horses do they? Wind Chimes #28 1989 America
essay (January/February 1993) a poll Raw Nervz Haiku 2:3 1995 Canada
essay (September 1986) haiku and nature and the nature of haiku (once again) HAIKU IN ENGLISH 1987 Japan; Modern Haiku 19:3 1988 America
essay (September 1986) who am i? HAIKU IN ENGLISH 1987 Japan; Women & Language 10:1 1986 America; Brussels Sprout 5:2 1988 America
essay (September 1986) will i ever get myself explained? (a partial autobiography) HAIKU IN ENGLISH 1987 Japan; Brussels Sprout 6:1 1989 America
essay (January 1988)
there was fire and small talk
essay (February 1990) memo Haiku Canada Newsletter 5:3 1990 Canada
essay (October 1990) oh, wit of wit Haiku Canada Newsletter 6:2 1990/91 Canada
essay (June 1977) the plight of the haiku public Modern Haiku 8:3 1977 America
essay (February 1978) form follows satori from the mountain
essay (April 1978) one-image haiku Tweed 7:1-2 1978 Australia; Frogpond 3:2 1980 America; A HAIKU PATH 1994 America
WHC : A
World Map: Developments in World Haiku
It! Reader Challenge
To better understand Marlène Mountain :
self-interview (July 1981) innerview Frogpond 4:3 & 4:4 1981 America
About Marlene's paintings :