The Poetry Notebooks


Michael P. Garofalo

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"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




"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




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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




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"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




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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




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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 haiku delightful."
Lucille Younger, Losing the Continents,  7 September 2000, Poems




"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 publish,
to references on this genre."
-   Resources for Poets, 1 May 2001




Author Index to Haiku Poems on the Net

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"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




"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




"I was so very impressed with the small samples 
of your poetry on the Garden Digest website.  
I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate them."
Reverend Jion Prosser, Tendai Lotus Teachings, 5 December 2003




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to Haiku on the Internet. Title, author, and thematic access."
Pilot-Search, Literary Search Web, 31 December 2000





Cuttings: 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

"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 links."
Frans Kwaad, Haiku Schetsboek, 19 October 2000




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Gerd Börner, Deutsche Haiku Gesellschaft, 19 January 2001




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-   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





"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 haiku ..."
Millikin University, 26 October 2001, Links to Haiku Websites
Referring to Teaching Haiku Poetry and others.




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 Harvest
Haiku Resources by Mark Brooks
Haiku Poet's Hut by Soji (Gary Barnes)
Open Directory DMOZ  
Poetry in the Light  
Tao Mountain
World Haiku Club
Beans About It




The Spirit of Gardening

Reviews and Awards for the Spirit of Gardening Website




Return to Haiku Poetry: Links, Bibliographies, Resources






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Record of Publication



My poems have appeared in the following on-line publications: 

Hyperlinked Arts Rens
Nature Haiku Wall


My poems have also appeared in the following print publications:

Haiku Society of America 2001 Anthology






Haiku Notebooks of Michael P. Garofalo
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The Poetry Notebooks of Michael P. Garofalo


A:  Poetry Notebook I

          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
          Index Homepage

B.  Poetry Notebook II  -   Poems by Michael P. Garofalo.

            Above the Fog                                               Zen poems
         Cuttings                                              (1 to 10 Line Poems)
         One Short of a Baker's Dozen             (10 to 20 Line Poems)
         Concrete Poetry
         Green Canyons


C.  Poetry Notebook III  -   Zen Poetry

         General Links and Bibliography
         Zen Poetry Selected Quotes I - XII
         R. H. Blyth
         Lucien Stryk
         Oaktree in the Courtyard
         Vegetable Nirvana
         Emptiness in Full Bloom
Thomas F. Cleary
         Ten Precepts

          Other:   Ann Gleeson's Poetry




   Month    A    B    C    Total
   March 2000       476       601      60    1,137
   April 2000       921    1,344    276    2,541
   May 2000    2,767    1,540    151    4,458
   June 2000       982    1,059    106    2,147
   March - June          10,283
   July 2000    1,140      983    175    2,298
   August 2000    1,088      936    183    2,207
   September 2000    1,505    1,247    264    3,016
   October 2000    1,915    1,823    390    4,128
   November 2000    1,909    1,868    283    4,060
   December 2000    2,120    1,480    181    3,781
   Subtotal Jul - Dec          19,490
   Grand Total          29,773
   January 2001    4,379    1,167    612    6,158
   February 2001    3,458    2,398   1,530    7,386
   March 2001    2.958    4,093   1,658    8,709
   April 2001    3,640    5,311   1,898   10,849
   May 2001    4,698    6,929   2,391   14,018
   June 2001    3,093    3,878   1,998     8,969
   Subtotal Jan - Jun          56,089
   July 2001          7,837
   August 2001    4,359    9,048    4,624    18,031
   September 2001    5,123    4,794    3,733    13,650
   October 2001    5,070    5,994    3,364    14,428
   November 2001        
   December 2001        
   Grand Total          139,910 






Footsteps on the Stones of Epiphanies

Haiku Poems by Michael P. Garofalo





Haiku Poetry 
Links, References, Resources



Zen Poetry



Teaching Haiku: Links, References, and Quotes



Author Index to Haiku Poetry on the Net
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A Short Biography of Mike Garofalo



Quotes for Gardeners

Quotes, Sayings, Proverbs, Poetry, Maxims, Quips, Cliches, Adages, Wisdom
A Collection Growing to Over 2,000 Quotes Arranged by Over 105 Topics
Many of the Documents Include Recommended Readings and Internet Links.
Compiled by Michael P. Garofalo



Pulling Onions
By Michael P. Garofalo
Quips, Maxims, and Observations of a Gardener




The Spirit of Gardening






Copyrighted © 1999-2001 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 and Awards
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The Spirit of Gardening

The History of Gardening Timeline

Quotes for Gardeners

Haiku and Zen Poetry


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