giving voice to my night coyotes
I’ve recently started trying my hand at monostich, or one-line haiku–the English-language version of the Japanese practice of writing haiku in one horizontal line across the page. Some months ago I asked my friend Melissa Allen, a wonderful monostich writer, what makes for a good one-line haiku. She referred me to some websites, including her own Red Dragonfly, where she has several discussions on the subject (check out her examples from one of the form’s masters, Marlene Mountain). A few months later, she and several other contemporary haiku poets began posting one-line haiku regularly on the eponymous Monostich—a website dedicated to the form. There are many other great resources you can explore easily through the internet. Perhaps, like me, you’ll give it a try . . . .