Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
PACE Jan 2008 • Dr. Randy Brooks


first winter snow
the mirror I look into
shows my mother's face


by Andrea Earnest

Haiku to Edit 1Haiku 1 Edited

Haiku to Edit 2Haiku 2 Edited

Rengay 1


Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

PACE (6-10pm) Mac lab
Jan 10 • Jan 17 • Jan 24 • Jan 31 • Feb 7

Students in Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide


Kukai Favorite Selections
& Matching Contests:

Kukai 1Kukai 1 Favorites

Kukai 2 Kukai 2 Favorites

Tan-Renga 1Tan-Renga 1 Capped

Matching Contest 1

Matching Contest 1 Results

Kasen Renga - Traveling Feathers

Matching Contest 2

Matching Contest 2 Results

January 2008 Global Haiku Students





Andrea Earnest

Barry Cripe

Becky Ives

Christina Reed





Glenna McKenzie

Jane Rieman

Marcie Holeman

Mary Smith





Peggy Brown

Sarah Bogle

Sean Lee

Tia Randle

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

The Silence Between Us by Wally Swist, 2005 Brooks Books; ISBN: 1929820070

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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