On this page I'll include a list of links to other web sites that I enjoy or that I have discovered having some relation
to my writing or interests.. I may also include an explanation of what I like about the site.
For example, here's a link to a site where I post a poem every day I'm at work, featuring a different
poet each month.
This is the site for the Rt. 9 Haiku group, which I was invited to join in 2003. The group, John Stevenson, Hilary
Tann, Yu Chang and myself put out twice a year a collection of our poems called Dim Sum featuring a beautiful photo by Yu
on the cover.
the next link takes you to my thoughts on how poetry can help us through the conflicts in our lives. It was published
in Simply Haiku, an on line haiku journal.
Curtis Dunlap of North Carolina has a very meaningful site called: Blogging Along Tobacco Road. He has assembled a wonderful
set of responses to three questions he asks various writers for whom haiku is their poetic form of choice.
From Yorkshire, England, Liam Wilkinson has a site devoted to artistic display of haiku and tanka:
Here is an interesting article by Cor van den Heuvel regarding his sense of where haiku is heading. He mentions
some poets he feels are among the many helping to celebrate the form.
Randy Brooks, a well known haijin, is a Professor at Millikin University, where he teaches a class about haiku...
the next two links are to papers written in his class where a "look" at my haiku was the subject of the papers.
Commentary about one of my tanka by Tom H. F. Noyes, a sage in all regards. Tom currently lives in Greece.
Commentary by Sanford Goldstein on another of my tanka. Sanford is well known as the "father" of tanka in English
The above two links take you to a warmly eclectic and labyrinthian site created by David Giacalone who features
a wonderful range of ancient to contemporary haiku and senryu among other of his interests
a link to U.K. poet Matt Morden's attractive site with many links to other haiku sites.
the beautiful site of J. W. Hackett, the much loved and best known haijin in the U.S.
another beautiful haiku site created by Alaska poet Billie Wilson
this link is to a few on line poems by one of my favorite poets, Mary Oliver
This is the site of my favorite band. Their music has been an uplifting source
of happiness and life connections since the early 1990's
Here are links for other bands and musicians that I very much enjoy:
This is where I go to check on my favorite baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals, who I randomly selected as my favorite
team in early 1967, a year they went on to win the World Series and a life long tie was established.