Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
Spring 2012 • 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 - Holding Hands
Matching Contest 1 - Results

Matching Contest 2 - Childhood
Matching Contest 2 - Results

Matching Contest 3 - Ackward Moments
Matching Contest 3 - Results

Matching Contest 4
Matching Contest 4 - Results

Matching Contest 5 - Karumi
Matching Contest 5 - Results

Matching Contest 6- Wabi
Matching Contest 6 - Results

Matching Contest 7 - Yugen
Matching Contest 7 - Results

Haiku Stories

Haibun Edited

Short Short Haiku Stories

Spring 2012 Kasen Renga

Flash of Light
Seasons of Love
Summer Rain
Tattered Purity
Through the Oak Tree
Yummy Goodies

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 2012 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2012

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.

Millikin students, Elise Scannell of Jerseyville, and Conner Kerrigan of Frankfort, had haiku accepted for publication in the July 2012 issue of Prune Juice Journal of Senryu & Kyoka. Prune Juice is co-edited by Liam Wilkinson of Yorkshire, England and Bruce Boynton of Fairfax, Virginia.

Courtney Gerk of Tinley Park, had a haiku accepted for publication in the September 2012 issue of A Hundred Gourds: A Quarterly Journal Featuring Haiku, Tanka, Haiga, Haibun & Renku, edited by Lorin Ford of Brunswick, Victoria in Australia.

Students, Adam Blakey of Decatur, Courtney Gerk, Jessica Claussen of Grant Park, Lindsay Quick of Mattoon, and Moli Copple of El Paso had haiku accepted for publication in the February 2013 issue of Bottle Rockets, edited by Stanford Forrester in Windsor, Connecticut.

Students Jessica Claussen; Sendin Bajric of Arnold, Missouri; and Stephanie Davis of Mahomet, Illinois had haiku accepted for publication in Kokako issue 17 edited by Patricia Prime in Auckland, New Zealand.

Haiku Editing Sessions

Haiku to Edit 1Haiku to 1 Edit Results

Kukai Favorite Selections

Kukai 1Kukai 1 favorites

Memoir Haibun 1

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Tan-RengaTan-Renga favorites

Mad Verse Renku

Spring Break KukaiFavorites

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Final KukaiFavorites


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


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