Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
PACE April 2007 • Dr. Randy Brooks


in a house
with no power
sex heats the room


by Rusty Johnson


warm Sunday afternoon
mom and daughter ponytails
chatting in the kitchen


by Traci Batchelder

Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

PACE (6-10pm) Library 013
April 4 • April 11 • April 18 • April 25 • May 2

Students in Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide


Haiku to Edit 1Haiku 1 Edited

Kukai Favorite Selections
& Matching Contests:

Kukai 1Kukai 1 Favorites

Kukai 1 CappedFavorite Caps

Kukai 2 Kukai 2 Favorites

Matching ContestMatcing Contest Results

1 Rengay1 Rengay Favorites

Final KukaiFinal Kukai Favorites

April 2007 PACE Students
Millikin University
AmberPotts HeatherSenger

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JamiMartin JennPerry
Amber Potts Heather Senger Jenny Millikin Jami Martin Jenn Perry
KaraHihiser KarenMcfadin KarissaLindley KeciaJackson MichaelPrice
Kara Nihiser Karen Mcfadin Karissa Lindley Kecia Jackson Michael Price
NicoleStonecipher RustyJohnson SueShort TraciBatchelder  
Nicole Stonecipher Rusty Johnson Sue Short Traci Batchelder

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: 0929820003

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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