Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Traditions
Fall 2014 • Dr. Randy Brooks


track after track
searching for something


by Valina Hoang


high strung and wound up
she twirls on command
jewelry box ballerina


by Olivia Cuff

Matching Haiku Contests

Matching Contest 1
Matching Contest 1 - Favorites

Matching Contest 2
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Matching Contest 3
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Matching Contest 4
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Matching Contest 5
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Matching Contest 6
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Haiku Fiction Contest

judged by
David G. Lanoue & Aubrie Cox

1st Place:
The Musings of a Girl and Her Baggage
by Mackenzie Peck

2nd Place:
Captain's Log
by Natalie Zelman

3rd Place:
A Stitch in Time
by Jonathan Rieck

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 2014 (doc file)

Students in Fall 2014 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Fall 2014

Final Exam: December 18, 2-4pm
Fireplace Room - RTUC

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.

Kukai Favorite Selections

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Final Kukai Final Kukai Favorites

Haiku Editing Sessions

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1 Tan-rengaFavorites

Kasen Renga:

Black Canvas

from the sea we come and go


I am Invincibile

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

This Crazy Road Called Life



Global Haiku Students - Fall 2014






Alec Campbell

Alexandra Wilson

Brandi DeLeonardo

Danna Herbach

Deja Finley






Erin OBrien

Jonathan Rieck

Mackenzie Peck

Mikayla Shaw

Natalie Zelman






Olivia Cuff

Rebecca Coutcher

Sara Siegfried

Taylor Hagerdorn

Daniel Rausch







Trista Smith

Valina Hoang




haiku conferences

haiku courses at Millikin

teaching haiku

speakers & readings

haiku competitions at MU

American Haiku Archive

student haiku projects

published haiku by students

links to haiku web sites

student research on haiku

haiku by Millikin students

directory of haiku magazines


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