Advanced Studies in Poetry: Global Haiku Tradition
EN340-02 & P01 Advanced Studies in Poetry - July 2017
CRNs 50070 & 50071

Millikin University
Shilling 209
rbrooks@millikin.edu

Global Haiku Tradition Assignments Blog
July 2017

<http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku/courses/globalJuly2017/assignments.html>

Classroom: Shilling 422

Face to Face Meetings: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 2017
Online Pre & Post Engagement: July 6 – August 1

6:00 - 10:00 pm

Informal Assignments & Participation (plus, check, minus) 40%
Contemporary Author or Topic Essay 20%
Haiku Collection 20%
Haiku Collection Preface (your haiku poetics) 05%
Haiku Project or Ginko 10%
Haiku submission ready in SASE 10%

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.)

COURSE SCHEDULE:

This web-based assignment blog is the ONE and ONLY official course schedule. The professor reserves the right to alter course content, class assignments/activities, and/or dates, as deemed necessary to maximize learning for the students. The professor will announce assignments and due dates in class and through this web-based blog. The student is responsible for attending class to know what assignments will be required and when. Announcements in class or via email will take precedence over the written schedule.

When referring to a haiku by any author, please use the following means of citation. Always type the entire haiku (DO NOT CHANGE CAPITAL LETTERS, PUNCTUATION, nor WORD SPACING!). Then include the author and an abbreviation of the publication source. For example, here is a haiku by Peggy Lyles from her book, To Hear the Rain:

I brush
my mother's hair
the sparks

Peggy Lyles, To Hear the Rain, 93


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/

Frozen Butterfly • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFR-Nrzdedk (YouTube)


Kukai Favorite Selections

1 Haiku to Edit1 Haiku to Edit Results

1 Kukai1 Kukai Favorites

2 Kukai2 Kukai Favorites

3 Kukai3 Kukai Favorites


Matching Haiku Contests

1 Matching Contest1 Matching Contest Results

2 Matching Contest2 Matching Contest Results


Renku

tan-renga

rengay & sequences


General Weekly Course Structure & Procedures

1. Sharing and discussing favorite haiku from the reading assignments
    (emailed responses are due midnight the day before the class).

2. Collaborative haiku writing (various linked verse haikai traditions).

3. Critical reading discussion on history of haiku and haiku poetics.

4. Haiku editing workshop. E-mail attempts due midnight Thursday (three days before class each week).

5. Kukai selection of favorites by each other.

NOTE: The Millikin Moodle course will provide electronic resources and updates of your grades for the course, and provides a backup of these assignments. This web page provides the most up-to-date current information on assignments.

The course schedule is merely a guideline. The professor reserves the right to alter course content, class assignments/activities, and/or dates, as deemed necessary. The professor will announce assignments and due dates in class, via email, or course web site. The student is responsible for attending class to know what assignments will be required and when. Announcements in class or via email will take precedence over the written schedule.

 

Pre FACE-TO-FACE Assignments

This accelerated course includes a (4-6 hour) assignment to be completed before the first class meeting. It also includes a (4-6 hour) final assignment to be completed one week after the last class meeting. Throughout the rest of the course, you will need to complete approximately 6-12 hours of work each week between class meetings.

Pre-meeting engagement (4-6 hours): during the week before our first face-to-face meeting, you have three assignments to complete and email to me before our first face-to-face meeting on July 20.

(Pre 1) Purchase and read The Haiku Anthology edited by Cor van den Heuvel. Find an author whose haiku you loved and write a short 1 page response to that author's haiku.

(Pre 2) Go to the link below and listen to an interview with Aubrie Cox on contemporary haiku. Aubrie is a Millikin alumna and currently editor of Frogpond, the journal for the Haiku Society of America. Write a 1 page response to the interview with Aubrie Cox. What surprises you the most about haiku?

<https://hologramradio.org/covered/s2e12-aubrie-cox-translation>

Aubrie's interview is also available on the course MOODLE page. Simply login to your MyMillikin and click on the MOODLE link and then on the Global Haiku course. You may listen to it directly on MOODLE.

EMAIL your Pre1 and Pre2 assignments by at least Tuesday, midnight July 11th, to me at: rbrooks@millikin.edu


Week One - July 13

1. Sharing and discussing haiku from Mayfly

2. Sharing and discussing the interview with Aubrie Cox.

3. Sharing and discussing favorite haiku from The Haiku Anthology.

4. in class reading & response writing: Lyles' To Hear the Rain handout (write about a favorite haiku)

5. in class reading & response writing: Swist'sSilence Between Us (write about a favorite haiku)

6. Memory Writing - in class haiku writing (with Dr. Brooks' help): go into more depth describing a memory from your own life (one page) and write 2-3 haiku which captures some moments from within that memory

7. Haiku writing and editing workshop.

assignments for week two:

reading for next week: The Haiku Anthology and prose introductions from Peggy Lyles and the Millikin University Haiku Anthology writers and read the handout sample of haiku by George Swede.

(1) email your in class response writing: we wrote 1 paragraph responses to a Lyles & Swist haiku. send it to me

(2) email your in class haiku writing where you went into more depth describing a memory from your own life (one page) and wrote 2-3 haiku which captures some moments from within that memory. send it to me

(3) haiku writing for next week: write 10-15 additional haiku based on memories rising up in your mind from reading haiku. send me at least 10-15 new haiku.

(4) response writing for next week: write imagined response paragraphs for 3 favorite haiku from The Haiku Anthology and 2 favorites from George Swede and 2 favorites from the Millikin University Haiku Anthology.

EMAIL your response paragraphs & haiku by midnight Tuesday, midnight July 18 to me at: rbrooks@millikin.edu


Class Two - July 20

1. Sharing and discussing favorite haiku from The Haiku Anthology & Millikin University Haiku Anthology.

2. Critical reading discussion on haiku poetics from The Haiku Anthology, MU Haiku, Swede & Lyles.

poetics statement: characteristics of best, most effective haiku "things found" in the best, most effective haiku. Characteristics the students in that group like, with a couple of haiku for examples.

3. Kukai 1 selection of favorites by each other.

4. Haiku to edit 1 workshop from attempts. (email due midnight two days before class)

5. Brief introduction to tan-renga and rengay.

assignments for week three:

reading for next week: Matsuo Basho handout (chapter 2), the "Introduction to Japanese Haiku" haiku, and the handout essay by Gail Sher - Beginner's Guide to Writing Haiku (handouts available from Moodle)

(5) response writing: briefly compare Gail Sher's approach to Peggy Lyle's preface. (you may use bullet points)

(6) response writing for next week: select 3 favorite haiku by Basho (handouts from Ueda's book) and write your imagined response to each of those 3.

(7) response writing: select 2 favorite haiku from the "Introducation to Japanese Haiku" handout and write your imagined response to each.

(8) response writing: write short response paragraphs to two of your favorite haiku from Kukai 1

(9) haiku to edit: send me 2 alternative versions for at least 3 haiku from Haiku to edit 1

(10) haiku writing for next class: write 10 or more seasonal based haiku (deliberately include nature or an image that places us in a seasonal context). write about the summer, swimming, heat, cool evening, outdoor concerts, BBQ, etc. try some from childhood memories and some from now.

EMAIL your writings to me by Tuesday, midnight July 25 at: rbrooks@millikin.edu


Class Three - July 27

1. Sharing and discussing favorite haiku from "Introduction to Japanese Haiku" handout

2. Matching Contest 1 Kukai!

3. Sharing and discussing favorite haiku from Matsuo Bashô handout, chapter 2.

4. Tan-renga writing.

5. Download and read: How to Rengay (handout) and Rengay writing.

assignments for week four:

(11) response writing: write a short response to the renga from the Basho book hanout. write short paragraph responses to 1 of the most interesting links from the renga

(12) tan-renga writing: writing a capping verse to 2 favorite haiku from a previous kukai or matching contest. (add 2 lines to make a new 5 line poem)

reading: Love Haiku: A Lifetime of Love by Masajo Suzuki

(13) response writing for week four: select 3 favorite haiku by Masajo Suzuki and write your imagined, felt response to these three.

(14) response writing: write short response paragraphs to two of your favorite pair of haiku from Matching Contest 1 and and Matching Contest 3

reading & DVD viewing: Haiku: The Art of the Short Poem, pages 1-88 (whole book). The haiku cited by the haiku poets are included in the anthology, in the same order as the DVD. (We may have time to watch part of this in class 3.)

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

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

(17) rengay writing for week four: write 2 rengay (one with family or friends) and (one with an email partner from this class or previous haiku students) follow the principle of no more than three links being ninjo or ninjo-nashi verses in a row.

(18) haiku writing for week four: 10-15 haiku attempts writing about things that are better because they are not perfect, are somewhat worn out, are broken but still valued, etc. (the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi). Haiku on other topics are welcome as well.

(19) haiku writing for week four: 10-15 haiku on any topic. OPEN!

(20) Read and write responses to 2 favorites from The Red Moon Haiku Anthology.

(21) email me your plan for the contemporary haiku reader response essay. I will bring books for your to borrow if possible next week, if you send me your plans or idea for this study.

EMAIL your writings to me by Tuesday, midnight August 1 at: rbrooks@millikin.edu


Class Four - August 3

1. Sharing and discussing favorite haiku from Love Haiku

2. Critical reading discussion on history of haiku from Basho.

3. Favorite tan-renga and rengay and matching contest 4 and kukai 2 selection of favorites by each other.

5. Mad-verse Kasen writing!

ninjô verses—people or emotion verses (self, other or both) (I, you, us, he or she, they perspectives)

ninjô -nashi—non-people or place verses

We will look at a 36 link kasen renga (mixing ninjô and ninjô-nashi verses with no more than three links being ninjô and ninjô-nashi verses in a row):

(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

5. Send/give me the name of the author you are studying for your contemporary author study, unless your name and author are listed below:

Brandon Suwanpratest -
Hailey Sharp - romance, nature, family
Jennifer Yeakley - Alexis Rotella
Joshua Mysliwiec -
Nicholas Adams -
Norman Mears - Jack Kerouac
Sean Dial - Wally Swist
Thomas Friend - modern contemporary romance
Zachary Dilbeck - baseball

assignments for week five:

reading: reading and response on your author for your essay

(22) type and email me your Mad-verse renga completed in class. The following are links to the half-kasen (PDF files).

Brandon Suwanpratest - xxxxx
Hailey Sharp - xxxxx
Jennifer Yeakley - Upside Down
Joshua Mysliwiec - Crumpled Up
Norman Mears - Two Dollar Wells
Randy Brooks - Cutting Her Haiku
Sean Dial - Hunting Trip Gone mad
Thomas Friend - Moonlight Through Parted Trees
Zachary Dilbeck - Nonsense

(23) response writing: write short response paragraphs to one of your favorite haiku from Kukai 3 & favorite pair of haiku from our recent Matching Contest 2

(24) reader response writing: email me a note about your favorite haiku from my book, School's Out. You may write a reader response to one if you would like to, but the assignment is just to send me which one is your favorite.

EMAIL these three assignments to me by Tuesday, midnight August 8 at: rbrooks@millikin.edu


Week Five - August 10

1. Sharing and discussing favorite haiku from comparisons of Japanese and American authors (emailed responses due midnight the day before the class).

2. Sharing final collections and essays.

assignments due:

for week five--haiku projects due for class presentations

EMAIL COPIES of your Author Study, Haiku Project, Haiku Collection (including preface), and Submission Ready Haiku by midnight Tuesday, August 8.

(25) haiku author study: an essay on a particular contemporary author, discussing their approach to writing haiku, including response-discussion of 6-10 examples. this can focus on one book by the author in the form of a book review essay.

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.

Class haiku handout: bring 20 copies on a single page (front and back is fine if needed) providing your audience with copies of all haiku discussed in the essay. One page maximum.

(26) haiku writing for next week: Ginko or haiku project--a haiku walk by a group of friends in which everyone just enjoys the walk together, stopping to notice things and to write haiku from shared experience. write at least 10 on-the-spot Ginko walk haiku by you and your friends. (It can take the form of rengay if you'd like.)

Questions about the haiku project? The haiku project can be a series or sequence or rengay of haiku on a single topic (snow, divorce, marriage, school, civil war, etc.). OR you may do a Ginko (haiku walk with friends where you write haiku that come from perceptions and feelings from the walk). OR you may write 2 more rengay or a Kasen-no-renga with friends or classmates or family.

The purpose of the haiku project is to apply haiku arts to something that means a lot to yout. 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.

You can see sample previous haiku projects at:

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

(27) haiku collection: your best haiku and renga from the course, collected with a preface about your understanding or approach to writing haiku.

Guidelines on final collections:

Select and organize your best haiku & senryu & haibun & renga into a collection (with your reading partner's help). You may want to write them in a little booklet, or print them in a binder.

Give your collection a title and a © 2017 page. (often signature haiku are connected to the title)

Include a dedication 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).

OPTIONAL - 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.

Don't forget to e-mail a copy of the preface and haiku in the collection to Dr. Brooks!

(28) signature haiku gift: (usually a bookmark, signed, with one of your best haiku) please bring a copy for each fellow student and the teacher (20 copies)

(29) submission ready haiku: five of your best haiku typed on a page with your name & address in upper left-hand corner, folded and inserted in a number 10 envelope, with another number ten envelope folded in third inside, two first class stamps included loose in the envelope

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NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE NOTE that you need toEMAIL COPIES of your Author Study, Haiku Project, Haiku Collection (including preface), and Submission Ready Haiku by midnight, Tuesday, August 8.

BRING your physical booklet, your essay, ANY BOOKS YOU BORROWED FOR YOUR ESSAY, your haiku project, your signature bookmarks for exchange, and your submission ready haiku. Books won in kukai are yours to keep!

Return books I loaned you for your haiku author study!


POST FACE-TO-FACE Assignments

This accelerated course includes a (4-6 hour) assignment to be completed before the first class meeting. It also includes a (4-6 hour) final assignment to be completed one week after the last class meeting. Throughout the rest of the course, you will need to complete approximately 6-12 hours of work each week between class meetings.

Post-meeting face-to-face engagements (4-6 hours):

(30) Review haiku you have written from the kukai, matching contest, and from your final haiku collection. Write about why 5 of your haiku are your favorites. (3 pages maximum)

(31) Write a short reflection essay on how your life has been enriched by learning more about the literary art of reading and writing haiku. What has the art of haiku taught you that will be of value in your professional, social and personal life? (3 pages maximum)

EMAIL your 30 and 31 relection writings to me by midnight Tuesday, August 15 at: rbrooks@millikin.edu