Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
Spring 2009 • Dr. Randy Brooks


gasoline feud
he finally leaves the car
with her gloves


by Brandy Bockewitz


beneath the door
warmth glows . . .
key jam


by Natalie Perfetti

Reader Response Essays

Bill Ryan on Jack Kerouac

Jennifer Godwin On Joanne Morcom

Brandy Bockewitz on Garry Gay

Matching Haiku Contests

1 Matching Contest - Love Haiku

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2 Matching Contest - Valentine's Day

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3 Matching Contest - Favorites

Haibun & Haiku Stories

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Basho Haibun 2Favorites



Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

Course Description

IN203, Honors Seminar: 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 2009 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2009

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.

Haiku Editing Sessions

Haiku to Edit 1Haiku to 1 Edit Results

Kukai Favorite Selections

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Kukai 2Kukai 2 Favorites

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Rengay 1Rengay 1 Favorites

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Kasen Renga

Remnants of Life
by Jennifer Godwin, Emily Weible
Bill Ryan & Will Frankenberger

Unmortared Bricks
by Tiffany Owens, Ryan Murphy
& Natalie Perfetti

by Lizzy Kelly

Robot Nation
by Brandy Bockewitz & Jacob Poshard

Global Haiku Traditions Students
Millikin University • Spring 2009

BillRyan BillSeger BrandyBockewitz JSmith EmilyWeible

Bill Ryan

Billy Seger

Brandy Bockewitz

Dar Betton

Emily Weible



Lizzy Kelly



Jennifer Godwin

Jey Smith

Lizzy Kelly

Lyndz Lemanczyk

Natalie Perfetti

RyanMurphy SierraShaw JSmith

Will Frankenberger


Ryan Murphy

Sierra Shaw

Tiffany Owens

Will Frankenberger

Dr. Randy Brooks







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American Haiku Archive

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