Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
Spring 2010 • Dr. Randy Brooks


sunny sidewalk
hopping over the cracks
the brown finch


by Susie Wirthlin


standing together
full moon shining
on a black lake


by Lauren Robertson

Matching Haiku Contests

Matching Contest 1 - Valentine's Day
Matching Contest 1 - Results

Matching Contest 2 - Snow
Matching Contest 2 - Results

Matching Contest 3 - Mido
Matching Contest 3 - Results

Matching Contest 4 - Kuro
Matching Contest 4 - Results

Matching Contest 5 - Spring Sunshine
Matching Contest 5 - Results

Spring 2010 Kasen Renga

Moon Chigger
by Aubrie Cox, Becky Smith, Garrett Derman, Jade Anderson, Kari Thornton, Nathan Bettenhausen, Olivia Birkey, Susie Wirthlin, Tyler Lamensky, Dr. Brooks

Bump of Life
by Kari Thornton, Becky Smith, Nathan, Bettenhausen

His Memories
by Olivia Birkey, Colleen Bryan, Sarah Meyer, Jessica Oller

Planet Earth
by Tyler Lamensky, Jeff Marshall, Sam Nesemann, Brian Lewis

SAE Patio
by Garrett Derman, Susie Wirthlin

Solo Kasen
by Jade Anderson

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 2010 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2010

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.

See the April 11, 2010 episode 11 of Haiku Chronicles which features questions from the Millikin University Global Haiku Traditions students.

Hiku Editing Sessions

Haiku to Edit 1Haiku to 1 Edit Results

Kukai Favorite Selections

Kukai 1Kukai 1 favorites

Memoir Haibun 1

Kukai 2Kukai 2 favorites

Haibun 1Haibun RevisedResults

Kukai 3 Spring Break
Kukai 3 Spring Break Results

Unguided Renku 1 - Snails, Tea & Tattoos

Tan-renga 1Tan-renga 1 Capped

Kukai 4
Kukai 4 Results

Haibun Kukai
Haibun Kukai Results

Final Kukai
Final Kukai Results

Haiku Stories

Becky Smith - Tied for 3rd Place

Garrett Derman

Jade Anderson - 2nd Place

Kari Thornton

Nathan Bettenhausen

Olivia Birkey - Tied for 3rd Place

Susie Wirthlin - 1st Place

Tyler Lamensky

Global Haiku Students Spring 2010






Aubrie Cox

Becky Smith

Garrett Derman

Jade Anderson

Kari Thornton






Nathan Bettenhausen

Olivia Birkey

Susie Wirthlin

Tyler Lamensky

Randy Brooks

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