Jessica Tremblay has been writing haiku for twenty years. Her two books of haiku Le sourire de l’épouvantail (2003) and Les saisons de l’épouvantail (2004) were published by Les Editions David in Ottawa.
Her work appear in over 20 anthologies in Canada, Europe and the U .S.
As the winner of Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational (Best BC Poem, 2008), her poem was sculpted in a haiku rock at the VanDusen Garden in Vancouver, B.C.
Her haiku were featured in various public spaces such as libraries, art galleries, museums, gardens, city sidewalks, buses and trains.
In 2007, she created Old Pond Comics to share her love for haiku through comics.
Old Pond Comics is published in the journals of three national haiku associations (in Canada, France and the United States), and appears monthly in The Bulletin: a journal of Canadian Japanese community, history and culture.
My haiku were featured in gardens, art galleries, museums, libraries, sidewalks, buses and train stations. There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing your haiku displayed in a public space!
Haiku rock (permanent exhibit): My haiku “late for work – cherry petals in my hair” (Winner Best BC Poem of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2008) was sculpted in a rock at the VanDusen Garden in Vancouver, BC.
Visitors can view the haiku stone at the cherry grove all year long.
Haiku Rock (permanent exhibit),
VanDusen Botanical Garden (Vancouver, B.C.)
Jardin de poésie – my haiku was featured in the poetry garden created by Francine Allard along with 19 poems from Quebec poets at the Centre du Jardin Deux-Montagnes (Quebec). Summer-Autumn 2011.
My haiku was stenciled on the sidewalk as past of a haiku walk created by artist-poet Jeanne Painchaud during these two poetry festivals:
- Festival francophone du haïku, 2008, Montréal
- Marché de la Poésie, 2006, Montréal
Museums / Libraries
Visitors were invited to make an origami lantern and decorate it with a selected haiku poem. The activity was lead by artist-poet Jeanne Painchaud and took place at:
- Musée des Beaux-Arts du Québec (2 mars-30 mars 2013), Québec city, QC
- Grande Bibliothèque (25 février 2012), Montreal, QC
Haiku Inspirations: My haiku “late for work – cherry petals in my hair” (Winner Best BC Poem of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2008) and three paintings inspired by the poem, were exhibited at Federation of Canadian Artists gallery on Granville Island from April 12th to May 1st 2011.
- “Jessica’s petals” by Vicki Halford, 11″x14″, Oil
- “Lost Time” by Kathy Cameron, 9″x12″, Mixed Media
- “Lost in Time” by Iryna Nikitinska, 12″x12″, Acrylic
Buses / Trains
As a finalist of the poetry contest “Et si j’étais poète?” about transit, my haiku was featured on electronic billboards inside the metro trains and at the station (September 2007).
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2008: my winning poem “late for work -/ cherry petals / in my hair.” (Best B.C. poem 2008) was featured on posters in the Translink buses and skytrains in Vancouver (Spring-Summer 2009).