Poetry has always been an essential part of Kottavei's life. She was enticed by both the complexity and simplicity of words. Writing became a place of solace and release. The traditional Japanese form of poetry, haiku, appealed to her senses because of it's abbreviated format of using 5-7-5 syllables to create a poem. Simply seventeen syllables to make a point, create a stir, punctuate a moment and also reference nature. A very similar format is senryu which follows the same format as haiku but appeals to the human spirit.
A sensual path winding through the stages of knowing one's erotic self, mentalcourse: modern erotic senryu, honors this artistic form of poetry in its entirety. It opens and explores a part of the human experience that we often times deny.