Advanced Studies in Poetry: Global Haiku Tradition
IN203 Humanities Honors Seminar - Fall 2015
Dr. Randy Brooks

Millikin University
Shilling 209
rbrooks@millikin.edu

Global Haiku Tradition Assignments Blog - Fall 2015

<http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku/courses/globalFall2015/assignments.html>

Classroom: Library 029

Informal Reader Response Writing & Haiku Writing (20 days) (10 each) • 200 total points
Kasen Renga • 20 points
Contemporary Haiku Essay (mid-term) • 100 points
Haiku Project • 100 points
Haiku Collection (paper booklet & by email) • 100 points
Haiku Collection Poetics Preface on YOUR Art of Writing Haiku • 20 points
Signature Haiku Gift Exchange • 20 points
Submission Ready (page in envelopes) • 20 points
Final Reading • 20 points

ALL ASSIGNMENTS are to be submitted by email.
Send them to: rbrooks@millikin.edu
(Use your SAVE AS function and choose “Rich Text Format” or “DOC” for digital files.)

Final Exam Haiku Reading: Final Exam: 2-4pm Thursday, December 17


Haiku Community Links:

Haiku Society of America • http://www.hsa-haiku.org/
American Haiku Archives • http://www.americanhaikuarchives.org/
Haiku Chronicles • http://www.haikuchronicles.com/
The Haiku Foundation • http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/
Simply Haiku • http://www.simplyhaiku.com
Heron's Nest • http://www.theheronsnest.com/
Modern Haiku • http://www.modernhaiku.org/
A Hundred Gourds • http://ahundredgourds.com
World Kigo Database • http://worldkigodatabase.blogspot.com/
Haibun Today • http://haibuntoday.com/


Extra Credit Opportunities:

(1) Japan House Tea Ceremonies

Japan House is delighted to announce that tea ceremonies will now be offered to the public on the third Saturday of each month at 3:00 p.m.

Tea ceremonies will continue to be offered every Thursday at 2:00 and 3:00. Please join us and find a moment of peace as you experience the Way of Tea.

What should I wear to a tea ceremony?

You need to wear white socks in order to walk on the tatami mats in the tea rooms. You will want to wear something in which you will be comfortable kneeling or sitting on the tatami mats. The tea ceremony hosts would prefer if you do not wear blue jeans or shorts.

(2) Haiku & Poetry Readings

Check here for extra credit opportunities to participate or attend haiku & poetry readings.
Extra credit for competing or attending. Write an email response to the event after the fact.

Extra Credit Opportunity 1:

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Kukai Favorite Selections

Haiku to Edit 1Haiku to Edit Results

Kukai 1Kukai 1 Favorites

Kukai 2Kukai 2 Favorites

Memory Writing 1

1 Matching Contest - Love or Not
1 Matching Contest Favorites

Kukai 3Kukai 3 Favorites

2 Matching Contest - Homecoming
2 Matching Contest Favorites

Kukai 4Kukai 4 Favorites

Kukai 5Kukai 5 Favorites

3 Matching Contest - Mido
3 Matching Contest Favorites

4 Matching Contest - Kuro
4 Matching Contest Favorites

5 Matching Contest - Halloween
5 Matching Contest Favorites

6 Matching Contest - Fall
6 Matching Contest Favorites

7 Matching Contest - MU Christmas
7 Matching Contest Favorites

8 Matching Contest - Dreams
8 Matching Contest Favorites

9 Matching Contest - Death
9 Matching Contest Favorites

10 Matching Contest - Love
10 Matching Contest Favorites

11 Matching Contest - Seasons
11 Matching Contest Favorites

Kukai 6Kukai 6 Favorites


Reading & Writing Assignments by Dates:

for 8/25 - haiku of the day --> Dr. Brooks

reading: Mayfly magazine sample


for 8/27 - haiku of the day --> Alex

(1) writing response: send me an email copy of your in-class response to a favorite haiku in MAYFLY

(2) haiku writing: write your first 8-10 haiku attempts on transition times—lulls of dawn, of dusk, of relationships, of states of consciousness, of between semesters).

reading: To Hear the Rain, handout 1

(3) writing response: find 3 favorite Lyles haiku—write your imagined felt responses to them (one paragraph each)

REMEMBER to cite each haiku fully (do not add capital letters or punctuation) like this:

cucumbers
soaked in vinegar—
the heat

          Lyles, THTR, 48

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your 1 Mayfly response, your 3 Lyles responses & 5-10 haiku by midnight Wednesday, August 26)


for 9/1 - haiku of the day --> Courtney

in class: haiku to edit 1

reading: To Hear the Rain and Silence Between Us by Wally Swist

(4) haiku reading responses: select 3 favorite haiku by Wally Swist and briefly write your imagined, felt response to them. be ready to discuss why you like them.

(5) writing extended memory & memory haiku: choose a fourth favorite haiku by Wally Swist or Peggy Lyles that especially triggered memories from your childhood or past. This time write about a one page memoir describing a memory from your own life. THEN write 3 haiku which capture different moments or feelings from within that longer memory from your experience.

(6) haiku write: 7-10 new haiku on the being hot or about the end of summer.

(email your 3 short responses & one 1-page sensory memory writing & 7-10 new haiku by midnight Sunday, 8/30)


for 9/3 - haiku of the day --> Derekah

in class: new haiku from the extended memory writing 1

(7) reading response 3: write your imagined felt responses to your favorite haiku from kukai 1 (one paragraph)

(8) haiku to edit 1: based on the haiku editing workshop in class on Tuesday, send me variations and edit suggestions for at least three haiku by others from the HAIKU TO EDIT 1 handout.

(9) haiku write: 5-10 new haiku on OPEN topic

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your favorite kukai response, your haiku-to-edit alternatives, 3 alternatives from your extended memory, 2 alternatives from neighbor's memory & 5-10 new haiku by midnight Wednesday, 9/2)


for 9/8 - haiku of the day --> Dr. Brooks

(10) Based on the in-class team work, revise or write 3 or more new haiku from your Lyles haiku memory writing and 2 new haiku from your neighbor's extended memory writing (handout from class).

reading: handout of haiku from Almost Unseen by George Swede (available from Moodle)

(11) writing response 1: find three favorite haiku from the George Swede handout and write a short response paragrapsh about them.

(12) writing response 1: write a longer memory response to a Swede haiku and write 3-5 new haiku from your memory response.

(13) reading response 2: find an interesting "matched pair" of haiku (one from George Swede and one from Peggy Lyles or Wally Swist) to read side by side. write a short analysis of the writing strategies and techniquse used in these haiku. (not reader response but analysis of writing techniques such as line break, word choice, arrangement, rhythm, sounds, emphasis, break, voice, tone, attitude, etc.). one page maximum for your analysis (half a page is fine).

(14) haiku write: 5-10 new haiku on the nitty gritty side of college life and the angst of being human — like some of George's haiku.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) 3 alternatives from your extended memory, 2 alternatives from neighbor's memory, favorites from Swede, matching haiku comparison & 5-10 new haiku by midnight Sunday, 9/6)


for 9/10 - haiku of the day --> Garrett

(15) write about a favorite haiku from MAYFLY 59

(16) reading response 1: compare the genesis of discourse for two authors (George Swede or Wally Swist and Peggy Lyles). why do they choose to write haiku about these moments? what is the source of significance worth turning into a literary artwork for them?

reading: Gail Sher - Guide for Beginning Haiku (availabe as PDF from Moodle)

(17) reading response: compare Gail Sher's suggestions for writing haiku with the inroduction and interview in Peggy Lyles' book (one page max)

(18) haiku write: 5-10 haiku OPEN TOPIC.

Due by email midnight Wednesday, September 9.


for 9/15 - haiku of the day --> Dr. Brooks

reading: Love Haiku by Masajo Suzuki, Introduction and haiku from pages 1-64

(19) reading response 1: find three favorite haiku by Masajo and write a short response paragraph to them

(20) kukai responses 2: write about a favorite match or pair of haiku that came up in Kukai 2

(21) writing love haiku or senryu: write 8-10 love or anti-love haiku. Not necessarily all lovey-dovey cliches, but love, lust, crushes, first date, breaking up, unrequited love, good friends, bitterness about love, winter dance, sock hop, blind date, romance, vampire love, and so on . . .

(22) write 2-3 haiku on the oppositions of freedom & confinement

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) 3 favorite haiku by Masajo, 2 favorites from kukai & 8-10 new haiku by midnight Sunday, 9/13)


for 9/17

reading: Love Haiku by Masajo Suzuki, Introduction and haiku from pages 64-128

(23) reading responses: find two favorite haiku by Masajo and write a short response paragraph to both of them.

(24) writing haiku or senryu: write another 5-10 haiku open topic.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) 2 more favorite haiku by Masajo, & 5-10 new haiku by midnight Wednesday, 9/16)


for 9/22 - haiku of the day --> Dr. Brooks

(25) kukai responses: write about a favorite match or pair of haiku that came up in 1 Matching Contest Favorites

reading: The Millikin University Haiku Anthology, pages 1-90

(26) reader response: write response paragraphs for three favoriate haiku from the MU Haiku Anthology

Partners genre comparison discussion step one: what are the essential elements of the very best haiku? What makes some haiku better than others? How would you define or describe the characteristics of the best haiku? What must a highest-quality haiku do (for? with?) for readers to be effective?

genre n 1: a kind of literary or artistic work 2: a style of expressing yourself in writing [syn: writing style, literary genre] 3: a class of artistic endeavor having a characteristic form or technique. (dictionary.com)

literary genre n : a style of expressing yourself in writing [syn: writing style, genre] (dictionary.com)

genre (zhän`r?), in art-history terminology, a type of painting dealing with unidealized scenes and subjects of everyday life. Although practiced in ancient art, as shown by Pompeiian frescoes, and in the Middle Ages, genre was not recognized as worthy and independent subject matter until the 16th cent. in Flanders. There it was popularized by Pieter Bruegel, the elder. It flourished in Holland in the 17th cent. in the works of Ter Borch, Brouwer, Metsu, De Hooch, Vermeer, and many others, and extended to France and England, where in the 18th and 19th cent., its major practitioners were Watteau, Chardin, Greuze, Morland, and Wilkie. In Italy genre elements were present in Carpaccio's and Caravaggio's paintings, but not until the 18th cent. did genre become the specialty of an Italian artist, Pietro Longhi. The French impressionists often painted genre subjects as did members of the American ashcan school. (Columbia encyclopedia)

see Wikipedia for an introductory discussion of genre at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literary_genre

Definitions of genres, especially literary genres, usually includes some expectations of form or structure, so our next question is to consider the formal elements of haiku. But genres also include certain expectation of content and aesthetic experience.

(27) email your written team/partner report plan: one person write your team's statement of the essential elements, techniques, characteristics of the best, well-crafted, well-written haiku . . . what are characteristics of your favorite, most effective haiku (use at least 3-5 examples from readings so far). This is the first half of a genre study of haiku. Also, let me know what your team is planning to compare the art of haiku to.

(28) write 5-10 haiku related to your comparison.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) comparison of matched pair, 3 favorites from MU Haiku Anthology, your team essentials of haiku, your team's comparison topic plans & 5-10 comparison topic haiku by midnight Sunday, 9/20)


for 9/24

reading: The Millikin University Haiku Anthology, pages 91-end

(29) reader response: write response paragraphs for three favoriate haiku from the MU Haiku Anthology

team comparison presentations day

(30) writing haiku: 5 haiku related to elements (things, reality, settings, contexts) often associated with your comparison genre.

Presentations/Activities are on Thursday, 9/24 (powerpoint, prezi, game, interactive activity or handouts).

Be ready to make your presentation comparing and contrasting haiku to another area. Include sample haiku and sample exhibits of the other things as well.

(31) email your presentation/game plans, handouts and your new haiku by midnight, Wednesday, September 23


for 9/29

Reading & DVD viewing: Haiku: The Art of the Short Poem, pages 1-88 (whole book). Ideally, invite some friends or classmates over to watch the DVD video included in the back cover of this book. The haiku cited by the haiku poets are included in the anthology, in the same order as the DVD.

(32) reader response: write response paragraphs for three favorite haiku from Haiku: The Art of the Short Poem

(33) reader response: write a response about what you realized about the English-langauge haiku poetry community from the video. also briefly discuss one of the haiku poets who especially intrigued you.

(34) writing haiku: open topic 10 new haiku

email your responses and your new haiku by midnight Sunday, September 27


for 10/1 - Homecoming! (no class - enjoy homecoming week)

reading: The Haiku Anthology, pages 1-119 including the introductions

(35) reader response: write response paragraphs for three favorite haiku from the The Haiku Anthology

(36) write new haiku: write 5-10 haiku in response to The Haiku Anthology favorites or open topics.

(37) writing response to kukai 3: write your imagined felt responses to 2 favorite haiku from kukai 3

email your responses and your new haiku by midnight Wednesday, 9/30


for 10/6

reading: The Haiku Anthology, pages 120-273

(38) reader response: select 3 favorites from the Haiku Anthology and write a paragraph response to 3 favorite haiku and write an extended memory response to 1 favorite (ending with 2-3 haiku from your memory).

(39) haiku writing: write 10-20 haiku or a haiku sequence about homecoming, going home, back home

email your new haiku responses & homecoming haiku by Sunday midnight, October 4.


for 10/8

reading: "An Introduction to Haiku" (Japanese haiku) handout on MOODLE

(40) reader response: select three favorite haiku & write imagined responses to them

(41) kukai responses: write about a favorite match or pair of haiku that came up in 2 Matching Contest Favorites

(42) haiku writing: write 10-20 haiku on open topic INCLUDING some on the matching contest champion's prompt of haiku related to the cold, coldness, where do we contact the cold, a cold person . . .

email your new haiku responses & homecoming haiku by Wednesday midnight, October 7.


Midterm Essay Preview - Author or Haiku topic Study:

Think about what or who you'd like to write about for your contemporary haiku reader response essay. You may want to browse the Registry of haiku poets at The Haiku Foundation <http://www.thehaikufoundation.org>. These essays are due November 5, about 3 weeks after Fall break. In order to loan you books from the Decatur Haiku Collection, I need to know your intended topic or author by Sunday at midnight, October 18. Here's guidelines for this assignment:

haiku author or topic study: A formal essay introducing a particular contemporary author, topic or technical approach to contemporary haiku readers. This is a reader-response essay, so the primary source for your essay will be your own readings and analyses of 6-10 haiku. If you are doing an author focus, discuss your author's approach to writing haiku. You may choose to write about a haiku topic instead of an author, with reader responses to 6-10 haiku related to that topic. Matching comparisons with haiku by other authors are always valued in all approaches to this essay. This can focus on one book by the author in the form of a book review essay or on a particular theme or technical approach to haiku by the author.

o focus on a point of insight or question about that author’s unique contribution
o include response discussions of 6-10 haiku by the author
o optional to include at a matching comparison to a haiku by another author (or more)
o may include email or in-person interview questions to help address the haiku writer's poetics

Length? 5-10 pages single-spaced. Citations? Full citation of each source within text first time mentioned (followed by haiku citation convention of author, publication title abbreviated, page number) for subsequent mentions. Yes, do include a works-cited page.


for 10/13

reading: Haiku Guy, (handout on Moodle) pages 1-80

(43) writing response 1: Practice the exercise of stop, look, and listen as described in the book. Find something, whether it be in your dorm, on campus, or somewhere where you can sit quietly without distraction and observe a particular thing, area, or person. Then, write about what you observed, describing what stuck out to you.

(44) haiku writing: write 3 haiku from this stop, look & listen exercise.

(45) writing response 2: Compare the advice given to Buck-Teeth of poets Mido and Kuro. What do you think of each of their advice? Which appeals to you more? Explain why. Write 3 haiku following Kuro's advice, and 3 haiku from Mido's.

Extra credit: bring to class one haiku written following Shiro's advice. Homework due by email midnight, October 11.

email your Haiku Guy responses, new haiku & essay topic proposal by Wednesday midnight, October 7.


for 10/20

reading response: Bashô (Chapter 3 example) handout

(46) type and email me your Mad-verse Kasen renga completed in class with this: 10 point kasen renga template

(47) Read the student kasen renga by Bri Hill and students at: http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku/studentrenga/Grasshoppers&Tobacco.html

(48) Plan a haiku writing gathering with classmates and/or friends (groups of 4-7). This can be any day with the resulting kasen-renga (36-links) due midnight, Sunday, October 18.

Here is a DOC file you can use to print your kasen-renga: renga layout guide (doc).

This is a gathering for writing linked verse—if it's nice out you could gather in the park or at Rock Springs or at someone's place. Allow the spirit of the place where you gather to be a springboard for the haiku, but don't limit yourself to that place once you get into the linking. Let your links go out through time and seasons moving from person (ninjo) focused to non-person (ninjo-nashi) focus to avoid too much continuity of persons or scenes. Try to avoid more than three ninjo or ninjo-nashi links in a row. Remember, every two links make a new poem.

Using the following guide (derived largely from Shirane's book Traces of Dreams, try writing a kasen-no-renga.

(1) ninjô verses—people or emotion or human environment verses (self, other or both)
(2) ninjô-nashi—non-people or things or place or nature-only verses

Write a 36 link kasen-no-renga:

(1) hokku—sets tone, greets all, establishes season, quiets guests to join in
(2) wakiku—builds on unstated elements of the hokku and maintains season. ends in a noun
(3) daisanku—ends with open-ended image (often transitive verb ING)
(5) usually moon shows up here for the first time
(6) concludes the first page (jo) often written by the official scribe
(7)-(29) heats up the links and leaping (intensification)
(13) moon appears again
(17) blossoms usually show up here
(29) moon’s third and final appearance
(30)-(36) kyû—the slow down finale (quiets back down into calmness)
(35) cherry blossoms always here
(36) end with openness and reverberation

Publication fold/design questions?
The paper is folded into 4 panels for each side (cathedral door style).
Panel 1 (outside cover) – title, date, place, copyright, (sometimes authors)
Panel 2 (first fold inside left panel) – first six links
Panel 3 (further inside far left panel) – next six links
Panel 4 (far left inside page panel) – next six links
Panel 5 (right center page panel) – next six links
Panel 6 (far right inside page panel) – next six links
Panel 7 (last fold inside right page panel) – next six links
Panel 8 (back outside cover) – acknowledgments & author links
optional obi (paper belt around the folded renga)

Kasen Renga:

(49) haiku writing: write 10-20 haiku or a haiku sequence over Fall Break about your life's reality during fall break or about special locations and places of significance to you in your home town or travel. Don't write a bunch of cliches or stereotypical fall stuff. Write from the reality of YOUR actual fall break.

Midterm Essay Preview - Author or Haiku topic Study:

(50) Think about what or who you'd like to write about for your contemporary haiku reader response essay. You may want to browse the Registry of haiku poets at The Haiku Foundation <http://www.thehaikufoundation.org>. These essays are due November 5, about 3 weeks after Fall break. In order to loan you books from the Decatur Haiku Collection, I need to know your intended topic or author by Sunday at midnight, October 18. Here's guidelines for this assignment:

haiku author or topic study: A formal essay introducing a particular contemporary author, topic or technical approach to contemporary haiku readers. This is a reader-response essay, so the primary source for your essay will be your own readings and analyses of 6-10 haiku. If you are doing an author focus, discuss your author's approach to writing haiku. You may choose to write about a haiku topic instead of an author, with reader responses to 6-10 haiku related to that topic. Matching comparisons with haiku by other authors are always valued in all approaches to this essay. This can focus on one book by the author in the form of a book review essay or on a particular theme or technical approach to haiku by the author.

o focus on a point of insight or question about that author’s unique contribution
o include response discussions of 6-10 haiku by the author
o optional to include at a matching comparison to a haiku by another author (or more)
o may include email or in-person interview questions to help address the haiku writer's poetics

Length? 5-10 pages single-spaced. Citations? Full citation of each source within text first time mentioned (followed by haiku citation convention of author, publication title abbreviated, page number) for subsequent mentions. Yes, do include a works-cited page.


for 10/22

(51) writing response: write about a favorite haiku from our Kukai 4 and a favorite from the Kuro matching contests

(52) write haiku: 10 to 15 haiku open topic (try some with allusions or inclusion of song lyrics)

email your favorites response & new haiku by Wednesday midnight, October 21.


for 10/27

(53) writing response: write about a favorite haiku from the Mido matching contest and one from Kukai 5 (song lyrics)

(54) reading: Chapters 1-2 of Matsuo Bashô by Ueda (pages 1-68). Select two favorite haiku from Bashô. Write a paragraph response to two haiku. email due midnight, Sunday October 25.

(55) response writing: Find two matching English haiku to Bashô's haiku—one representing the aesthetic of sabi and one the aesthetic experience of karumi. Write a paragraph for each pair comparing these English haiku with those by Basho. One sabi haiku not by Basho compared to one sabi haiku by Basho. And one karumi haiku not by Basho compared to one karumi haiku by Basho. send your two comparison pairs to me in your Sundayh night email

(56) haiku writing: write 10 haiku on a topic related to your essay AND 3-4 haiku with references to movies, books, artwork, etc.

email your favorites response & new haiku by Sunday midnight, October 25.


for 10/29

(57) write 10 haiku open topic & 5 related to halloween (more movie references possible!)

email your 15 new haiku by Wednesday midnight, October 28.


for 11/5

Presenting your Reader Response Essays

This is a formal essay introducing a particular contemporary author, topic or technical approach to contemporary haiku readers.

As a reader-response essay, the primary source for your essay will be your own readings and analyses of 6-10 haiku. If you are doing an author focus, discuss your author's approach to writing haiku. You may choose to write about a haiku topic instead of an author, with reader responses to 6-10 haiku related to that topic. Matching comparisons with haiku by other authors are always valued in all approaches to this essay.

Your essay can focus on one book by the author in the form of a book review essay or on a particular theme or technical approach to haiku by the author.  

o focus on a point of insight or question about that author’s unique contribution
o include response discussions of 6-10 haiku by the author
o optional to include at a matching comparison to a haiku by another author (or more) 
o may include email interview questions to help address the haiku writer's poetics   

Length? 5-10 pages single-spaced.

Citations? Full citation of each source within text first time mentioned (followed by haiku citation convention of author, publication title abbreviated, page number) for subsequent mentions.

Yes, do include a works-cited page.

In-class presentation guidelines:

Your in-class presentation is an oral overview about your author or study, including your key question and reasons why you found this author/approach so interesting.

Do NOT read your essay. Instead, provide a handout (one page front and back if necessary) including all of the haiku discussed in your essay. Cite the source for each haiku. The main focus of your presentation will be to share and invite discussion of these haiku with the class.

The focus of the in-class presentation is sharing the haiku, not a lengthy report on the author!

(58) email me a copy of your final essay by midnight November 4

(59) email me a copy of your Presentation Handout by midnight November 4


for 11/10

(60) write 5-10 Millikin Christmas haiku for our kukai competition

(61) write 2 haiku from each essay handout - 2 on dreams, 2 on loss, 2 on death, 2 on love, 2 on growing relationship, 2 on seasons weather, 2 from Lyles, 2 on relationships (literarlly reread the haiku from the handouts for each prompt)


for 11/12

(62) write a short story (or dialogue): about a fictional character who writes haiku. Begin writing a short story in which the character encounters a problem (in their life or their writing or you make it up). Try to include at least three episodes/scenes. Include at least 5-10 haiku in your haiku story scenes by characters in your story. Finish your haiku short story (a culminating scene) and of leave it open-ended with a haiku! You may use any haiku you have written this semester in your story (or base the story around some of your haiku). AND you may use haiku from classmates or authors we have read as long as you attribute them in your story.

email your short short haiku story by Wednesday midnight, November 11.


for 11/17

in class kasen-renga

(63) write about 3 favorite haiku from any of our recent matching contests

(64) haiku project proposal

The purpose of the haiku project is to apply haikai arts to something that means a lot to the student—usually something related to their major field of study. Bring your passion to this project and connect it to haiku (photography & haiku) (music & haiku) (history and haiku) (psychology & senryu) (a kasen renga) (baseball haiku) (a collage of haiku) (haiku web site) (anthology of love haiku) . . . have fun with this. make it your dream assignment. email me a paragraph explaining your project plan by midnight November 15.

You can see sample previous haiku projects at:

http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku/studentprojects.html

Haiku projects are due midnight, Wednesday, December 2
Project presentations are December 3

(65) write 5 OPEN TOPIC haiku and 10 haiku related to your proposed haiku project

email your new haiku by Sunday midnight, November 16.


for 11/19

Read "Thunder Moon" and watch the podcast on Haiku Chronicles:

<http://www.haikuchronicles.com/podcasts/2010/10/e15_thundermoon>

(66) write a reader response about your favorite link from Thunder Moon.

(68) write 5 OPEN TOPIC haiku and 10 haiku related to your proposed haiku project


for 11/24

(67) read/review the handout on "Link and Shift" by Tadashi Kondo & William J. Higginson. find an English example of a haiku for each of Basho's three types of links—object link, meaning link, and scent link.

(69) read excerpts and the summary of Eric Amann's The Wordless Poem on Zen Aesthetics approach to haiku. These handouts are available on Moodle. Write 1-2 haiku for each of the six principles from Amann's Zen approach.

final kukai! (or haiku cut competition)


for 12/1

(70) Read School's Out by Randy Brooks and write reading responses: write a reader response to 2 favorite haiku from School's Out

(71) reading response writing: Share 10-20 of your best haiku with family and friends over Thanksgiving break, and see which ones they like the best. Write about favorites selected by your family and friends. Which ones did they like best and why? email due by midnight, Sunday November 29

(72) haiku writing: write 5-10 haiku on your haiku project topic & 5-10 Thanksgiving break haiku

your School's Out favorite & Thanksgiving family favorites & new haiku are due by midnight, Sunday November 29


for 12/3

haiku project presentations

(73) haiku projects due (to be shared in class). email the contents of your projects (the haiku at least and introduction & photographs or power point, etc) by Midnight Wednesday, December 2 or sooner.

Alex Zalar - Spanish culture haiku
Aundrea Marsh - Tumblr haiku blog
Courtney Ginigeme - Zodiac love haiku
Garrett Mayberry - theatre haiku
Jeffrey Davis - space haiku
Lauren Bartel - haiku photography
Nicholas Scarpinato - haiku album
Sierra Birdsell - short story about a boy that wins a girl with the art of haiku


for 12/8

haiku project presentations

haiku projects due (to be shared in class). email the contents of your projects (the haiku at least and introduction & photographs or power point, etc) by Midnight Wednesday, December 2 or sooner.

project presentations continued


for 12/10 (last day of class)

Signature Gift Exchange & Sharing Haiku Collections

(74) Signature haiku gift exchange (digital photo sent to me) and haiku chapbook collections (email to me) are due Wednesday, December 9.

The signature haiku process—a haiku to give to others when they ask about haiku that can be used to teach them about haiku and to share some of your work with them. A haiku you want to be known for or known by—one that works with a lot of readers. A gift of a haiku insight . . . often presented as a gift of some sort such as a bookmark, a small haiku stone, etc.

BRING 18 copies to class! (including 1 for yourself)

Haiku Collection Booklets due: Select and organize your best haiku & senryu & haibun & renga into a collection. Make a little booklet, or print them in a binder, or write them in a blank book.

Select and organize your best haiku & senryu & haibun & renga into a small booklet or collection. Give your collection a title and a © 2015 page. (Often signature haiku are connected to the title.) Include a dedication page if you would like to.

Be sure to write an author's introduction to your collection which explains your title and expresses your approach or why these are the ones you have included in your collection (your poetics preface). Ask a reading partner to write a short introduction to your collection, maybe pointing out one or two favorites—or their observation about something unique about your haiku (the reader's introduction). The reader's introduction should help strangers appreciate and value your collection.

Bring your Haiku Collection to class Thursday, December 10!

(75) Don't forget to e-mail a copy of the contents of your collection including your introduction to Dr. Brooks by midnight, Wednesday, December 9!

(76) Don't forget to e-mail your short bio statement to Dr. Brooks by midnight, December 9. This bio statement will be used at our Global Haiku final exam Reading.


for 12/17 - final exam

final exam reading --> Final Exam: Thursday, December 17 @ 2-4pm @ Fireplace Room RTUC

The Fall Global Haiku Reading & Haiku Cut Competition

I will bring your chapbook collections and return them to you at the final Global Haiku Reading.

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Extra credit is available for bringing 2 or more guests to the reading, or for helping with one of our haiku reading tasks. Have your guests sign your signature haiku page for credit.

(77) Submissions to haiku magazines Final. (one email submission copied to me & one snail mail submission brought to the final exam in envelopes)

Type a selection of 5 of your best haiku with your name and address on the upper left hand corner of the page. Also bring an envelope with your name and address in the upper left hand corner. Also include a self addressed envelope with your name and address in both the upper left hand corner and the addressee spot.