The Poetry Notebooks
Michael P. Garofalo
"A superb online directory compiled by
Michael P. Garofalo featuring
all the best concrete poetry sites on the WWW."
- Christina Conrad, Performance Poetry Websites, 10 March 2002
"Mike Garofalo's Poetry Notebook
pages have some of the best and up-to-date
haiku weblinkage available. These are well organized into alphabetical order, author
order, haiku resources, teaching haiku (by age group!!!), classic haijin, and more.
This is an all-time best site for haijin! *****
A great place for gardeners, haijin and philosophers to wander
for hours; an ongoing act of creativity."
Debra Woolard Bender, Paper Lanterns, 23 December 2000
"This site provides detailed
information for links to numerous haiku sites.
With a click, you'll find journals, books, small presses, directories,
guides. You name it, you'll find it here. An excellent, easy-to-navigate
site that was born to be bookmarked!"
- Elizabeth St Jacques, Poetry in the Light: Links to Please, 15 May 2001
"One of the most comprehensive
collections of links to haiku resources
on the Internet, assembled by Michael P. Garofalo. He is also a
gardener, and his site, while very thorough on haiku, can take
you to other corners as well."
William J. Higginson, Open Directory Haiku Editor, 30 May 2000
Served to Readers From March 2000
- December 2003
From the Poetry Notebooks of Michael P. Garofalo
"A wonderful site, not only his
nice haiku, but also a very nice and rich bibliography
about haiku on the Net, addresses for publishing , addresses of personal sites of
well-known writers; but above all, an exceptional site rich in quotes, about all that
is connected with gardening , built by a specialist in bibliography."
Serge Tome, Temps Libres - Free Times, 17 June 2000
"This web site has one of the
most complete collections of links to
haiku poetry that I have seen on the web. Carefully listed by names,
it gives you quick access to haiku links. But this is not all,
the site includes references and guides, a section on teaching haiku
poetry, and a collection of Zen quotations. Furthermore, Mr. Garofalo,
the founder, is very versatile. He has also posted The Spirit of Gardening
and Quotes for Gardeners. And, last but not least, his very fine and
sharp poems. So, haiku, Zen, the art of gardening, learning haiku, indexes,
links ... bring us a wonderful site. Excellent! A great contribution!"
- Carlos Fleitas, (E)literature 15 March 2001
Unquestionably, the best on the Web. I'm sure I'm not
the first to notice the Herculean effort you've put into your site. You're
making life easier for a lot of haijin and senryu writers out there."
Richard Stevenson, Canadian Poet, 26 September 2000
"It seems that most links
pertaining to any haiku related subject of interest
can be found at this website. I recommend it. It's well organized,
very complete, and a time-saver."
- Ty's Recommended Links, 9 May 2001
"Your webpage is unique and your
Lucille Younger, Losing the Continents, 7 September 2000, Poems
Poetry, by Michael P. Garofalo, offers several links to lesson
historical information, etc. for each grade level, 2 through 12. The links are extensive
and thorough, some are "cuter" than others, but most treat haiku and the teaching of
it seriously. The lesson plans come from a wide variety of authors and are detailed
and extensive; they range from 1 - 2 hour lessons to units that span several weeks.
Well worth a look."
- Recommended Webpages for January 2002, Ohio State University Course
"An extensive array of pages
containing a wealth of material on haiku offered by
Michael P. Garofalo, a former library administrator who lives in California. Mr.
Garofalo includes all this information as part of his larger Spirit of Gardening
website. Links, biographies (not only of poets but of translator R. H. Blyth as
well) and a great deal of other information make it a very useful site indeed."
- Mark Jewel, Basho and Haikai, 15 February 2001
"A very impressive gardening e-zine ...
I look forward to many happy hours browsing it.
What a joy it is to find so many creative and informed ways of sharing knowledge on the
Internet! It just gets better and better every year! By the way, thanks for the extensive
list of haiku links. It's bound to bring more gardeners into the haiku community."
Jeanne Emrich, Haiga Online, 2 November 1999
"Features everything Haiku, from where and how to
to references on this genre."
- Resources for Poets, 1 May 2001
Author Index to Haiku Poems on the Net
17 June 2000
"Haiku Poetry: Links and
References is a great site,
and the accumulation of links is thorough and useful."
Larry Gross 'Tishang', Asian Poetry: The Korean Sijo, 21 December 2000
"I just stumbled
across your web page and was stunned. It's fantastic."
Janine Beichman, Masaoka Shiki: His Life and Works, e-mail, 7 December 2002
"You've done some beautiful work, both
in your own concrete poetry,
and on the website. Indeed, I think yours is the most effective
concrete poetry I've seen, as works of art."
- Brad Burg, e-mail on 28 October 2002, Outside the Lines: Poetry at Play
"The biggest list of English
haiku sites I've ever found.
A haiku site, which isn't mentioned here, can't exist!"
Hans-Peter Kraus, Haiku, Haiku, 4 October 2000
"The most comprehensive, largest
and most up-to-date guide
to Haiku on the Internet. Title, author, and thematic access."
Pilot-Search, Literary Search Web, 31 December 2000
Short Poems by Michael P. Garofalo
"Short poems and haiku organized by month.
Poems reflect the rural lifestyle of Red Bluff, California."
William J. Higginson, Open Directory Haiku Editor, 11 April 2000
"Bravo for your visual poetry!"
Joëlle Dautricourt, Big Bang Faerie, 13 August 2002
"Your webpage is unique and your haiku delightful."
Lucille Younger, Losing the Continents, 7 September 2000
"... very fine and sharp poems."
Carlos Fleitas, (E)literature, 15 March 2001
"I read your August and September poems over my coffee this morning,
an excellent recording of the tempo of summer and psyche."
Ann Gleeson, The Body as Audience, 11 September 2000
"A fantastic collection of haiku
Frans Kwaad, Haiku Schetsboek, 19 October 2000
"I am very much impressed
with your webpage on R. H. Blyth. Your
pages express a simple elegance, are informative, meaty, and easy to read."
Richard Gilbert, e-mail 9 March 2002, Quiet Site
"I have so enjoyed reading through your Haiku
and Zen Poetry
collection . . . an astonishing body of work."
- Pepper Provenzano, e-mail 27 October 2002, TreeLink
"I visited your webpages and think they can't be
They offer the most comprehensive information
about the Haiku world."
Gerd Börner, Deutsche Haiku Gesellschaft, 19 January 2001
"I love your haiku
- Wocojoe, WocoJoe's Web Magazine, 2 August 2000
"Poetry for the Gardener:
Includes numerous examples of
Taoist and Zen poetry. Most are based around
simple living and gardening."
- Shen, DMOZ Open Directory Editor,
Religious Poetry - Taoism, 12 February 2001
"Your directories are probably the most
listing of haiku sites anywhere on the Internet."
- Gary Barnes (Sogi), e-mail, 9 September 2002, Haiku Poet's Hut
website. Thanks for your good work."
- Sam Hamill, translator and poet, e-mail, 20 August 2002
"I find myself disposed to call
the reader's attention to a site which maps most,
or all, it sometimes seems, of the large supplies of Zen poetry available on the
web. The listings include sites, titles, commentaries, quotes, and extensive links
to anything whatever relevant to the poet or poems, and can be found, as part
of a larger assembly, at Zen Poetry, edited by Mike Garofalo.
- Sam Hazelhurst, Proverbial Zen, 27 August 2001
"Some of the best collections of web links related to
Millikin University, 26 October 2001, Links to Haiku Websites
Referring to Teaching Haiku Poetry and others.
"I am an
elementary education student at the
looking for a way to assess and review the use of adjectives with my children.
I decided to use Haiku poetry. I used your “Teaching Haiku Poetry” webpage
to help learn about and plan the lesson. What a great website it is! There are
so many resources. I learned so much! Thank you for this great resource!"
- Tabitha Day
Thomas, e-mail, 6 November 2002
Many thanks to Debra Woolard Bender,
Artist-Poet-Webmistress at Paper Lanterns,
for her portrait-haiga of me.
In addition, I am also grateful to the following
websites for referring their readers to my web pages:
The Heron's Nest
The North Carolina Haiku Society
Haiku Resources by Mark Brooks
Haiku Poet's Hut by Soji (Gary Barnes)
Open Directory DMOZ
Poetry in the Light
World Haiku Club
Beans About It
Big Bang Faerie
Eel Pie Dharma
The Spirit of Gardening
Reviews and Awards for the Spirit of Gardening Website
Return to Haiku Poetry: Links, Bibliographies, Resources
Record of Publication
My poems have appeared in the following on-line
Hyperlinked Arts Rens
Future for Word Exhibition, Concrete/Visual Poetry, Seattle Poetry Festival 2002
My poems have also appeared in the following print
Voices and Echoes: Haiku Society of America Members' Anthology 2001
Haiku Notebooks of Michael
(Excluding all .jpg or .gif graphics files.)
The Poetry Notebooks of Michael P. Garofalo
A: Poetry Notebook I - Directories, Indexes, and Guides to Short Poems
Haiku Poetry: Links, References, and Resources
Author Index to Haiku Poetry on the Internet
Title Index to Haiku on the Net and in Print
The Japanese Haiku Masters
Teaching Haiku Poetry
Directories and Guides to Haiku on the Net
What's New on the Internet Haiku Scene
Poetry Index Homepage
Reviews and Feedback on these Webpages
Concrete Poetry Index Homepage
Concrete Poetry Website Directory
Concrete Poetry Title Index to Poems
Quotes for Poets
B. Poetry Notebook II -
Poems by Michael P. Garofalo.
Above the Fog
Cuttings (1 to 10 Line Poems)
One Short of a Baker's Dozen (10 to 20 Line Poems)
'crete 'oems by mpgarofalo Concrete Poetry
C. Poetry Notebook III - Zen Poetry
General Links and Bibliography
Zen Poetry Selected Quotes I - XII
R. H. Blyth
Oaktree in the Courtyard
Emptiness in Full Bloom
Thomas F. Cleary
Other: Ann Gleeson's Poetry
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|Subtotal Jul - Dec||19,490|
|Subtotal Jan - Jun||56,089|
|May 2003||Note 2003a||55,505|
|Jan - Jun 2003||305,193|
|Jul - Dec 2003||358,118|
Example of a detailed statistical report for this website: April 2002 (90K)
Example of a detailed statistical report for this website: February 2003 (110K)
My views on web page design.
Note 2003a: Most of the significant
gains in usage were from the Concrete
Poetry webpages. Links to these pages
appeared in a number of popular newsletters, and usage soared. For example, in April 2003 usage of the
Specific Concrete Poems Index rose to 33,006 due to publicity. In addition, I have been very pleased with the
increased usage of webpages at the Zen Poetry website. For example, in May 2003, 836 people requested
Above the Fog, and 640 persons requested the Precepts webpage. Usage of my own Cuttings poetry pages
has remained steady. For example, in May 2003, 992 persons requested my May issue of Cuttings. I don't have
the time to count and report on all the statistics each month. As a compiler, indexer, and poet I am very satisfied
with the popularity of my creative work by Net readers. Very few Net publishers can claim to have served up
over 800,000 poetry webpages in three years. The reviews have been positive.
Footsteps on the Stones of
Haiku Poems by Michael P. Garofalo
Links, References, Resources
Teaching Haiku: Links, References, and Quotes
Author Index to Haiku Poetry on
A Short Biography of Mike Garofalo
Quotes for Gardeners
Quotes, Sayings, Proverbs, Poetry, Maxims, Quips, Cliches, Adages, Wisdom
A Collection Growing to Over 2,700 Quotes Arranged by Over 130 Topics
Many of the Documents Include Recommended Readings and Internet Links.
Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo
By Michael P. Garofalo
Quips and Observations of a Gardener
The Spirit of Gardening
Copyrighted © 1999 - 2002 by Michael P. Garofalo. All rights reserved.
I Welcome Your Comments, Ideas, Contributions, and Suggestions
E-mail Mike Garofalo in Red Bluff, California
The Poetry Notebooks (I, II, III) of Michael P. Garofalo
Reviews, Feedback and Awards
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The Spirit of Gardening
The History of Gardening Timeline
Quotes for Gardeners
Haiku and Zen Poetry