Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
Spring 2003 • Dr. Randy Brooks

  three generations
in the warm kitchen
I get to stir
by Michele LaBrose
best haiku 2003


fragrant irises
the boy asks
where babies come from?
by Ryan Jones
Heron's Nest, July 2003


cold tile
a barefoot waltz
on the kitchen floor

by Bri Hill
best love haiku 2003

Student Haiku for Responses & Edit Suggestions
One || Two || Three

Rengay & Tan-renga to Edit
Tan-Renga || Rengay 1 || Rengay 2

Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

Course Description

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

Students in 2003 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2003

A special feature of the spring course was that students conducted interviews by e-mail with leading contemporary haiku poets. We studied the history of haiku and related poetics in Japan, and then examined the contemporary internalization of haiku in various international cultures.

Semester Favorite Selections
Final Kukai
Final Haibun Kukai
Final Renku Kukai

Kukai Favorites
Snow || Childhood || Valentines
Ash Wednesday || Spring Break
Open Kukai

People Haibun || Place Haibun
Extra Haibun

Matching Contests
Spring || College Life

Storms || Two Senses
Embarassing Moments || Barbeque

Matching Contests
Reader's Favorites

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Required Books

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

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

The Haiku Handbook by William Higginson, Oxford University Press (1992) ISBN: 4-7700-1430

The Classic Tradition of Haiku : An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions) by Faubion Bowers (Editor) Paperback (October 1996) Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486292746

Masaoka Shiki by Janine Beichman. Cheng & Tsui Company (Boston); ISBN: 0-88727-364-5

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

Chiyo-Ni : Woman Haiku Master by Patricia Donegan (Translator), Yoshie Ishibashi (Translator), Chiyo-Ni Selections. Paperback (September 1998) Charles E Tuttle Co.

Global Haiku Anthology by Swede & Brooks Mosaic Press, February 2000 ISBN 0889627134

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

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

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 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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