Heart Mountain Bungei: Short Story
The Heart Mountain Bungei includes both prose and poetry, as well as artwork by Estelle Ishigo and Paul Motoyoshi. The prose sections include short pieces on philosophy, literary criticism, geology, and art, as well as zuihitsu (personal essays) reflecting on the writer’s personal experiences. There are also some short stories. The poetry includes both verse-form poetry and three traditional genres of Japanese poetry: haiku, senryū, and tanka.
A Rattlesnake’s Musings
I am a rattlesnake.2 I live near the foot of Heart Mountain. I hope this won’t be taken as boasting, but the rattle at the end of my tail has...Read Full Piece
Pen and Spectacles
This must have been just past mid-April. Here at Heart Mountain, we still had blizzards and flurries, the roadsides and shady spots glistening with icy snow. And yet, the sunshine...Read Full Piece