I am closing this blog at the end of this month, for personal reasons unrelated to the blog or its content.
There are MANY complete books, journals, essays, and articles about haiku, tanka, cinquain, and other poetic forms and traditions on this blog. Most if not all are in PDF format which is easy to download to read and or print. Most of these are unavailable online anywhere, so far as I know. You are free to download any or all of them for free and do not need to notify me of it, nor seek any further permissions to do so. I encourage to download them all and to share them widely.

I will be doing some editing to this site, in preparation for closure, over the next few weeks.

My very best wishes to you all.
— Denis M. Garrison, poet, writer, editor, publisher – Baltimore, Maryland USA.
August 13, 2017.


I post here new and previously published poems, both formal and free verse, as well as essays, articles, discussions, and entire books and journals in PDF format. Most of my recent poetry is either haiku or tanka. Some poems are short verse using the Japanese short forms techniques as a departure point. My earlier work is more often blank or free verse, or is in other western poetic forms such as sonnets, triolets, cinquains, etc.. I hope you enjoy reading my verse and the occasional article on prosody and such matters. Because the accumulative front page with every post has become far too extensive to load quickly, I have switched to this static front page. Please use the top line tabs for entire books and journals, also for essays and articles. Click on “Categories” in the side-bar for particular forms, messages, etc. to navigate the site or, also in the side-bar, on “Search this Blog” for any topic or title.


All pages have named tabs on the top line, right side; some tabs have sub-tabs for sub-pages. All pages and all posts include the navigational right side-bar where you will find SEARCH, CATEGORIES, and ARCHIVES functions.


• HOME TAB – Welcome and introduction to my blog. Navigating the blog.

• ABOUT/CONTACT TAB – Contact information and biographical sketch.

• BOOKS & JOURNALS TAB – Very brief introduction and covers of books.

             •  READ MY BOOKS SUB-TAB – Links to all 13 posted books and some brief
                descriptions of each book. Books are all PDF documents.

             •  READ OUR JOURNALS SUB-TAB – Links to all 26 issues of the posted
                journals plus some very brief Journal Notes. Journals are all PDF

• ESSAYS & ARTICLES – Chronological list of links to all my essays, articles,
                technical papers, and a few collaborative articles.


All posts can be found via the side-bar functions, Search this Blog, Major Categories, Monthly Archives.

     – Denis M. Garrison


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