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Mike Montreuil

Mike Montreuil

Born: in Mattawa Ontario, Canada
Resides: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
E-mail: mikemontreuil (at) sympatico (dot) ca

Mike Montreuil lives in the old city of Gloucester with his family and their cats. His English and French haiku, tanka, and haibun have been published online or in print throughout the world. [Mike Montreuil vit dans la vielle ville de Gloucester avec sa famille et leurs chats. Ses haïkus, tankas et haibuns en anglais et en français ont été publiés à travers le monde.]

Books Published: Last Away Tournament (Bondi Studios, Carleton Place, Ontario, 2009); Lundi matin…rêver de la mer [co-written with Luce Pelletier] (Editions du Tanka Francophone, Laval, Quebec, 2009); An Armor All Shine [co-written with Claudia Coutu Radmore] (Bondi Studios, Carleton Place, Ontario, 2010); Duets [co-edited with Grant Savage] (Bondi Studios, Carleton Place, Ontario, 2010); Your Hands Discover Me/ Tes Mains me decouvrent, by Claudia Coutu Radmore [translated into French by Mike Montreuil] (Les Editions du Tanka francophone, Laval, Quebec, 2010).

Selected Work
waves beating on the shore
the sound of all those summers
had I known—
another drop of rain
in the barrel
doctor’s waiting room—
a new pattern
on the wall paper
another ping from
the empty pop can
steady drizzle
the last inning
of the year
I wake
empty of dreams—
snow storm

Credits: "waves beating on the shore" - bottle rockets 7:2 (2006); "doctor’s waiting room" - Haiku Canada Review 2:2; "steady drizzle" - Haiku Canada Review 4:1; "had I known" - Haiku Canada Review 4:1; "midnight" - The Heron’s Nest X: 3 (2008); "I wake" - bottle rockets 11:1 (2009).

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