Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
PACE June 2005 • Dr. Randy Brooks


on the front door
weathered by the seasons
a service star

              by Patti Freimuth


empty nest
the sound of children
on the playground

             by Tena Myers

Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

PACE (6-10pm) Decatur, Illinois
June 9-July 7, 2005

Students in Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide

Kukai 1Kukai 1 Favorites

Kukai 2Kukai 2 Favorites

Matching Contest Kukai 3

Matching Contest Kukai 3 Favorites

Matching Contest Kukai 4

Matching Contest Kukai 4 Favorites


haiku to edit 1

PACE Haiku Students June 2005
  AlecLeFeur BruceNielsen BryanWilliams CassandraLong CrystalSwaim
  Alec LeFeur Bruce Nielsen Bryan Williams Cassandra Long Crystal Swaim
DebraLehman DianeReasoner JaylynNicole JosephWalters JoshuaGuise KatherineOverheul
Deb Lehman Diane Reasoner Jaylyn Nicole Joe Walters Joshua Guise Kathi Overheul
KeithCampbell LindaHaynes LoriBaietto MichelleDalluge NovaSpence PattiFreimuth
Keith Campbell Linda Haynes Lori Baietto Michelle Dalluge Nova Spence Patti Freimuth
RebeccaVoigt ShawnGuise TenaMyers      
Becky Voigt Shawn Guise Tena Myers

Course Description

IN350 / English 340, Studies in Poetry: Global Haiku Tradition examines the origins and spread of Japanese haikai poetics from Japan around the world, with a special focus on the adaptation of haiku into other cultures and languages.

A special feature of the course students will research leading international poets, editors and scholars of contemporary haiku. We will study the history of haiku and related poetics in Japan, and then examine the contemporary internalization of haiku in various international cultures.

Students also learn the art of haiku from both a reader and a writer perspective, thus practicing the haikai arts, not merely reading about them.

Required Books

Matsuo Basho by Makoto Ueda. Paperback Reprint edition (May 1983) Kodansha International; ISBN: 0870115537

The Haiku Anthology edited by Cor Van Den Heuvel. Paperback edition (2000) W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 0393321185

Shirane, Haruo. Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Bashô. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1998.

To Hear the Rain by Peggy Lyles, 2002 Brooks Books; ISBN: 1929820038

Almost Unseen by George Swede, 2000 Brooks Books; ISBN: 0913719994

Love Haiku: A Lifetime of Love by Masajo Suzuki (translated by Lee Gurga & Emiko Miyashita), 2000 Brooks Books; ISBN: 09298200033

haiku conferences haiku courses at Millikin Modern Haiku magazine
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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