Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
PACE January 2005 • Dr. Randy Brooks


sunny garden
mother and daughter
on bended knee

by Dee Woods


bitter cold
        a family huddles
to watch a movie

by Josh Lane


flickering candles
betrayal surrounds me
only for one night

by Dee Woods

Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

Global Haiku Tradition

PACE (6-10pm) Mattoon, Illinois
January 5 - February 2, 2005

Students in Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide

• • Final Kukai • •
• • Final Kukai Favorites • •

Kukai 1Kukai 1 Favorites

Kukai 2Kukai 2 Favorites


Matching Contest Kukai

Matching Contest Kukai Favorites

Matching Contest Comments

haiku to edit 1

haiku to edit 2

Global Haiku PACE Students January 2005
Millikin University - Mattoon, Illinois
DeeWood GlenSims JeniferHagen JoshLane MarciaGordon WillaHeath
Dee Wood Glen Sims Jenifer Hagen Josh Lane Marcia Gordon Willa Heath

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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