Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Traditions
Spring 2013 • Dr. Randy Brooks


in the lonely woods
she walks with God
owl wings whisper


by Sarah E. Kisly


hot coffee
doing loads of homework
and laundry


by Seth Harshman

Haiku Editing Sessions

Haiku to Edit 1 Haiku to Edit Results

Matching Haiku Contests

Matching Contest 1- Love Haiku
Matching Contest 1 - Love Haiku Results

Matching Contest 2 - Donuts
Matching Contest 2 - Donuts Results

Matching Contest 3 - Mido
Matching Contest 3 - Mido Results

Matching Contest 4 - Kuro
Matching Contest 4 - Kuro Results


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.

Syllabus for Spring 2013 (doc file)

Students in Spring 2013 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2013

Final Exam: May 14, 10:30-12:30
in the Fireplace Room, RTUC

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.

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Global Haiku Students • Spring 2013






Alex Buchko

Amanda Lee

Charlie Decker

Courtney Burress

Darien M. Sloat






Emily Crutchfield

Emily D'Ambrose

Heidi A. Zapp

Jonathan Robertson

Jordan Caulk






Kelsey Meredith

Kenneth Albin

Matt Swofford

Molly McCullough

Randi Mehrmann






Sarah E. Kisly

Therese O'Shaughnessy




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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