Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
Spring 2004• Dr. Randy Brooks

  working saddle soap
into leather
my hand   your hand   my hand
by Katie Steimann


backyard homerun
rounding the bases
third to first
by Alida Duff


Valentine's day
she says I love you
to her father's grave

by Maureen Ritter

Student Haiku for Responses & Edit Suggestions
Two-ColdTwo-Cold Edits || Bill Pauly Workshop

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 2004 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2004

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.

This spring of 2004, our special guest was haiku poet and teacher, Bill Pauly, of Dubuque, Iowa.

Kukai Favorite Selections

Final Kukai & Final Kukai Favorites

Kukai 1 Cold & Kukai 1 Cold favorites
Kukai 2 Memories & Kukai 2 Memories Favorites
Kukai 3 Love & Kukai 3 Love favorites
Kukai 4 Mardi Gras & Lent & Kukai 4 favorites
Kukai 5 & Kukai 5 favorites
Kukai 6 Spring Break & Kukai 6 Spring Break favorites
Tan-renga Caps & Tan-renga Caps favorites
Bill Pauly Workshop Favorites
Matching Contest 1 & Matching Contest 1 favorites
Matching Contest Commentaries


Students in Global Haiku Tradition • Spring 2004
no photo AlidaDuff AlisonBurns BenKress BrianneDilbeck CaseyTurnipseed
Abe Millikin Alida Duff Alison Burns Ben Kress Brianne Dilbeck Casey Turnipseed
CaseyWilen CliffAult CobyHanik JenniferRule JenniferToney JennyMcGeehon
Casey Wilen Cliff Ault Coby Hanik Jennifer Rule Jennifer Toney Jenny McGeehon
JennySchultz JulianaHelt JuliaShaver KatieSteimann LeighAnnKitchell MaureenCoady
Jenny Schultz Juliana Helt Julia Shaver Katie Steimann Leigh Ann Kitchell Maureen Coady
MaureenRitter MeganMinogue MikeMays MollyPufall NickCurry no photo
Maureen Ritter Megan Minogue Mike Mays Molly Pufall Nick Curry Ann Anderson
SylviaHilton no photo TonyDouglass TravisMeisenheimer    
Sylvia Hilton Benny Hooper Tony Douglass Travis Meisenheimer

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 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.

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

Haiku: A Poet’s Guide by Lee Gurga, (2003) Modern Haiku Press; ISBN: 0974189405

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


2003, Dr. Randy Brooks• Millikin University
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