Following two books of lyric poetry (1999 and 2008), Montreal poet Maxianne Berger has focused primarily on Japanese forms. With Franco-Ontarian Mike Montreuil she co-edits the on-line journal Cirrus : tankas de nos jours. Her own haiku, tanka, linked forms, book reviews and articles, in English and in French, have been published in journals and anthologies in the United States, Europe, Oceania and Japan, as well as in Canada. A two-language tanka collection, un renard roux / a red fox, her third book, was published in 2014 (Éditions des petits nuages). She also enjoys OuLiPo constraints: her latest book, Winnows (Nietzsche’s Brolly, 2016) contains 136 haiku “winnowed” through radical erasure from Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.