Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
PACE September 2007 • Mattoon • Dr. Randy Brooks


I climb in bed
the sheets are warm
he’s already snoring


by Tamara Foster


the warmth of the sun
a mother recalls
the first word spoken


by Danae Fultz

Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

PACE (6-10pm) Mattoon
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

1 Tan-Renga

Kukai 2Kukai 2 Favorites

Matching Contest 1 (wabi)
Matching Contest 1 results

Rengay 1 Kukai

Kukai 3Kukai 3 Favorites

PACE Haiku Students Fall 2007
Millikin University • Mattoon, Illinois
DanaeFultz DestanyLucas JoshParmenter TammyFoster
Danae Fultz Destany Lucas Josh Parmenter Tamara Foster

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


© 2007, Dr. Randy Brooks• Millikin University

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