Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Traditions
Fall 2012 • Dr. Randy Brooks


birthday candles
she blows them out
but does not wish


by Danielle Mohrbach


hot coffee
doing loads of homework
and laundry


by Seth Harshman

Haiku Editing Sessions

Haiku to Edit 1Haiku to 1 Edit Results

Matching Haiku Contests

Matching Contest 1 - Love
Matching Contest 1 - Results

Matching Contest 2 - Angst
Matching Contest 2 - Results

Matching Contest 3 - Mido vs. Kuro
Matching Contest 3 - Results

Matching Contest 4 - Thanksgiving
Matching Contest 4 - Results


Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

Course Description

IN203, Honors Seminar: Global Haiku Traditions examines the origins and spread of Japanese poetics from Japan around the world, with a special focus on the adaptation of haiku into other cultures and languages.

Syllabus for Fall 2012 (doc file)

Students in Fall 2012 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Fall 2012

A special feature of the spring course was that students conducted interviews by e-mail with leading contemporary haiku poets. We studied the history of haiku and related poetics in Japan, and then examined the contemporary internalization of haiku in various international cultures.

Fall Final Haiku Reading

December 18 @ 2-3:30pm

friends, family, lovers of haiku welcome

Kukai Favorite Selections

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Haibun Kukai 1
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speakers & readings

haiku competitions at MU

American Haiku Archive

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links to haiku web sites

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haiku by Millikin students

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