Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Traditions
Spring 2014 • Dr. Randy Brooks


winter moon—
so many things to say
before I sleep


by Lexi DeSollar


owl and turkey
a conversation in the land
between two rivers


by Dillon Damarian


snow day
under their blankets
the cars sleep in


by Austin Evans

Matching Haiku Contests

Matching Contest 1- Winter
Matching Contest 1 - Favorites

Matching Contest 2 - Relationships
Matching Contest 2 - Favorites

Matching Contest 3 - Meditation & Yoga
Matching Contest 3 - Favorites

Matching Contest 4 - Mardi Gras & Ash Wednesday
Matching Contest 4 - Favorites

Matching Contest 5 - Awkward
Matching Contest 5 - Favorites

Matching Contest 6 - Kuro vs. Mido
Matching Contest 6 - Favorites


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 2014 (doc file)

Students in Spring 2014 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2014

Final Exam: Thursday May 15 @ 2-4pm
Pilling Chapel

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.

Kukai Favorite Selections

Kukai 1Kukai 1 Favorites

Love Fest Kukai 3Favorites

Kukai 4Favorites

Kukai 5 Spring BreakFavorites

Kukai 6 - April Fool's Day
Kukai 6 - Favorites

Final Kukai - Final Kukai Favorites

Kukai 8 - Quiet Meditation
Kukai 8 - Favorites

Haiku Editing Sessions

Haiku to Edit 1Haiku to Edit Results


Tan-renga 1 to CapCapped

Mad-verse Kasen

Kasen Renga


Global Haiku Students - Spring 2014





Aaron Fleming

Adam Falasz

Alex Brase

Austin Evans





Blaine Buente

Debbie Vogel

Dillon Damarin

Heather Nigh





Jackie Dumitrescu

Jenna Farquhar

Jeremy Maxwell

Kort Branscome

LexiDeSollar TJHolmes    

Lexi DeSollar

TJ Holmes

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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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