Advanced Studies in Poetry: Global Haiku Tradition
IN203 Humanities Honors Seminar - Spring 2016
Dr. Randy Brooks

Millikin University
Shilling 209
rbrooks@millikin.edu

Global Haiku Tradition Assignments Blog - Spring 2016

<http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku/courses/globalSpring2016/assignments.html>

Classroom: Dolson Hall Room 119

Informal Reader Response Writing & Haiku Writing (20 days) (10 each) • 200 total points
Kasen Renga • 20 points
Contemporary Haiku Essay (mid-term) • 100 points
Haiku Project • 100 points
Haiku Collection (paper booklet & by email) • 100 points
Haiku Collection Poetics Preface on YOUR Art of Writing Haiku • 20 points
Signature Haiku Gift Exchange • 20 points
Submission Ready (page in envelopes) • 20 points
Final Reading • 20 points

ALL ASSIGNMENTS are to be submitted by email.
Send them to: rbrooks@millikin.edu
(Use your SAVE AS function and choose “Rich Text Format” or “DOC” for digital files.)

Final Exam Haiku Reading: 2pm May 19, 2016 @ Kirkland 128


Haiku Bibliographies

Decatur Haiku Collection: A Bibliography of Print Publications
http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku/bibliographies/DecaturHaikuCollection.pdf

A Bibliography of Online Articles on Haiku, Senryu and Tanka in English
http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku//bibliographies/OnlineHaikuArticles.pdf

A Bibliography of Online Books, Journals and Exhibitions on Haiku, Senryu and Tanka in English
http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku//bibliographies/OnlineHaikuBooks.pdf

Haiku Community Links:

Haiku Society of America • http://www.hsa-haiku.org/
American Haiku Archives • http://www.americanhaikuarchives.org/
Haiku Chronicles • http://www.haikuchronicles.com/
The Haiku Foundation • http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/
Simply Haiku • http://www.simplyhaiku.com
Heron's Nest • http://www.theheronsnest.com/
Modern Haiku • http://www.modernhaiku.org/
A Hundred Gourds • http://ahundredgourds.com
World Kigo Database • http://worldkigodatabase.blogspot.com/
Haibun Today • http://haibuntoday.com/


Extra Credit Opportunities:

(1) Japan House Tea Ceremonies

Japan House is delighted to announce that tea ceremonies will now be offered to the public on the third Saturday of each month at 3:00 p.m.

Tea ceremonies will continue to be offered every Thursday at 2:00 and 3:00. Please join us and find a moment of peace as you experience the Way of Tea.

What should I wear to a tea ceremony?

You need to wear white socks in order to walk on the tatami mats in the tea rooms. You will want to wear something in which you will be comfortable kneeling or sitting on the tatami mats. The tea ceremony hosts would prefer if you do not wear blue jeans or shorts.

(2) Haiku & Poetry Readings

Check here for extra credit opportunities to participate or attend haiku & poetry readings.
Extra credit for competing or attending. Write an email response to the event after the fact.

Extra Credit Opportunity 1: BROKEN HEARTS POETRY Monday evening, February 15:

Bronze Man Books is hosting a "Broken Hearts" poetry reading for Valentine's Day, on February 15, Monday at Pilling Chapel at 7pm. If you go & participate (you can write up your experience in an email to me for extra credit). Double points if you read your love haiku at the open mic!

(3) Haiku Cut - April 1 - Decatur Area Arts Council

I would like to invite you and your friends to an event at the Decatur Area Arts Council on April 1. We will be celebrating haiku by (1) having a reading of recently published haiku by Millikin students 7 alumni, (2) a poetry slam, "Haiku Cut," with teams of 2-3 students each competing, and (3) Bronze Man Books will be officially announcing the call for submissions to the new second volume of the Millikin University Haiku Anthology.

The event starts at 5pm, Friday April 1 and ends at about 7:30-8:00pm.

Also, I  invite you to partner up to form a team for the Haiku Cut competition. It is a fun competition with the audience voting on matched favorites (after each is read). I'm sure we will have some April Fool's Day rounds!

Let me know if you will be able to join in the fun that evening. If you are forming a team for a Haiku Cut competition, please let me know the team's name (and team member names).

The Decatur Area Arts Council and Blue Connection are wonderful hosts. There will be free refreshments & drinks. Family and friends welcome.

(4) Haiku Cut - April 29 - Millikin University Celebrations of Scholarship

4pm - Kaueper Hall, April 29, 2016

There will also be a "Haiku Cut" competition during Millikin's Celebrations of Scholarship on April 29. I am inviting students and alumni to form teams for that competition as well.

Let me know if you will be able to join in the fun that evening. If you are forming a team for a Haiku Cut competition, please let me know the team's name (and team member names).

 


Kukai Favorite Selections

Kukai 1Kukai 1 Favorites

1 Extended Memory Response Haibun

Haiku to Edit 1Haiku to Edit Results

Kukai 2Kukai 2 Favorites

2 Love Haibun & Responses

Kukai 3Kukai 3 Favorites

Matching Contest 1Matching Contest 1 Favorites

Kukai 4Kukai 4 Favorites

Kukai 5Kukai 5 Favorites

2 Matching Contest - Spring Break
2 Matching Contest - Favorites

Haiku Kukai 1
Haibun Kukai 1 Favorites

3 Matching Contest - Mido
3 Matching Contest - Favorites

4 Matching Contest - Kuro
4 Matching Contest - Favorites

5 matching Contest - Sunshine
5 Matching Contest - Favorites

6 Kukai6 Kukai Favorites

1 Tan-Renga1 Tan-Renga Capped

Final KukaiFinal Kukai Favorites


Reading & Writing Assignments by Dates:

for 1/26 - haiku of the day --> Dr. Brooks

reading: Mayfly magazine sample


for 1/28 - haiku of the day --> Dr. Brooks

(1) writing response: send me an email copy of your in-class response to a favorite haiku in MAYFLY

(2) haiku writing: write your first 8-10 haiku attempts on transition times—lulls of dawn, of dusk, of relationships, of states of consciousness, of between semesters).

reading: To Hear the Rain, handout 1

(3) writing response: find 3 favorite Lyles haiku—write your imagined felt responses to them (one paragraph each)

REMEMBER to cite each haiku fully (do not add capital letters or punctuation) like this:

cucumbers
soaked in vinegar—
the heat

          Lyles, THTR, 48

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your 1 Mayfly response, your 3 Lyles responses & 8-10 haiku by midnight Wednesday, January 27)


for 2/2 - haiku of the day --> Katherine Viviano

in class: kukai 1

reading: To Hear the Rain and Silence Between Us by Wally Swist

(4) haiku reading responses: select 3 favorite haiku by Wally Swist and briefly write your imagined, felt response to them. be ready to discuss why you like them.

(5) writing extended memory & memory haiku: choose a fourth favorite haiku by Wally Swist or Peggy Lyles that especially triggered memories from your childhood or past. This time write about a one page memoir describing a memory from your own life. THEN write 3 haiku which capture different moments or feelings from within that longer memory from your experience.

(6) haiku write: 7-10 new haiku on the being cold or about winter perceptions.

(email your 3 short responses & one 1-page sensory memory writing & 7-10 new haiku by midnight Sunday, 1/31)


for 2/4 - haiku of the day --> Genevieve

(7) reading response 3: write your imagined felt responses to your favorite haiku from kukai 1 (one paragraph)

(8) reading response 2: find an interesting "matched pair" of haiku (one from Wally Swist and one from Peggy Lyles or MAYFLY 59) to read side by side. write a short analysis of the writing strategies and techniquse used in these haiku. (not reader response but analysis of writing techniques such as line break, word choice, arrangement, rhythm, sounds, emphasis, break, voice, tone, attitude, etc.). one page maximum for your analysis (half a page is fine).

(9) haiku write: 5-10 new haiku on OPEN topic

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your favorite kukai response, matching haiku comparison & 5-10 new haiku by midnight Wednesday, 2/3)


for 2/9 - haiku of the day --> Ben

haiku to edit 1 workshop in class

reading: handout of haiku from Almost Unseen by George Swede (available from Moodle)

(10) writing response 1: find three favorite haiku from the George Swede handout and write a short response paragrapsh about them.

(11) writing response 1: write a longer memory response to a Swede haiku and write 3-5 new haiku from your memory response.

(12) reading response 2: find an interesting "matched pair" of haiku (one from George Swede and one from Peggy Lyles or Wally Swist) to read side by side. write a short analysis of the writing strategies and techniquse used in these haiku. (not reader response but analysis of writing techniques such as line break, word choice, arrangement, rhythm, sounds, emphasis, break, voice, tone, attitude, etc.). one page maximum for your analysis (half a page is fine).

(13) haiku write: 8-10 new haiku on broken hearts, lost love, break ups, first dates, relationships gone bad, meeting the parents, wonderful love.

(email Dr. Brooks <rbrooks@millikin.edu> 3 favorites from Swede, 1 memory response & matching haiku comparison, & 8-10 new haiku by midnight Sunday, 2/7)


for 2/11 - haiku of the day --> Natalie

(14) reading response: write your imagined felt responses to your favorite haiku from Kukai 2 (one paragraph)

(15) reading response 1: compare the genesis of discourse for two authors (George Swede or Wally Swist and Peggy Lyles). why do they choose to write haiku about these moments? what is the source of significance worth turning into a literary artwork for them?

(16) haiku write 3-5 haiku on Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Fat Tuesday, Lent, prayer, spiritual perceptions or traditions from any faith tradition, and 5-10 haiku OPEN TOPIC.

(email Dr. Brooks <rbrooks@millikin.edu> 1 favorites from Kukai 2, comparison of Sher & Lyles on writing haiku, & 8-15 new haiku by midnight Wednesday, 2/10)


for 2/16 - haiku of the day --> Marah

(15) reading: Gail Sher - Guide for Beginning Haiku (availabe as PDF from Moodle) (reading response: compare Gail Sher's suggestions for writing haiku with the inroduction and interview in Peggy Lyles' book (one page max)

reading: Love Haiku by Masajo Suzuki, Introduction and haiku

(17) reading responses: find three favorite haiku by Masajo and write a short response paragraph to them.

(18) reading response: find one more favorite haiku by Masajo. Let your response be a more extended imaginative memory or purely fictional piece about someone spinning off the third Masajo haiku as its starting point. End your short fictional piece with a 2-3 haiku. Two pages pages max!

(19) write 10 more haiku OPEN TOPIC.

(EXTRA CREDIT): Opportunity on Monday evening, February 15:

Bronze Man Books is hosting a "Broken Hearts" poetry reading for Valentine's Day, on February 15, Monday at Pilling Chapel at 7pm. If you go & participate (you can write up your experience in an email to me for extra credit). Double points if you read your love haiku at the open mic!


for 2/18 - haiku of the day --> Michael

(20) writing response: write your imagined felt responses to 2 favorite haiku from kukai 3

(21) writing response: write about a favorite match or pair of haiku that came up in the Matching Contest 1

(22) read the Love Haibun (handout) and select your 2 favorites: write about what you like about these 2

(EXTRA CREDIT): read the 1 Extended Memory Haibun and write about 1 favorite

in class: haiku to edit 1

(23) write 5-10 haiku on snow, melting snow, fog, flu, sneezes AND 5-10 haiku on kukai winners' prompts (family & food).


for 2/23 - TEAM MEETING DAY

(24) haiku to edit 1: based on the haiku editing workshop in class on Tuesday, send me variations and edit suggestions for at least three haiku by others from the HAIKU TO EDIT 1 handout.

(25) reading: The Millikin University Haiku Anthology and write about 3 favorite haiku

(26) write 10-15 haiku OPEN TOPIC.

(email Dr. Brooks <rbrooks@millikin.edu> haiku edit variations, 3 MU Haiku favorites, and 10-15 new haiku by midnight Sunday, 2/21)

IN CLASS TEAM group dialogue: compare haiku as a genre, a type of literary art, to another art or activity.

genre n 1: a kind of literary or artistic work 2: a style of expressing yourself in writing [syn: writing style, literary genre] 3: a class of artistic endeavor having a characteristic form or technique. (dictionary.com)

literary genre n : a style of expressing yourself in writing [syn: writing style, genre] (dictionary.com)

genre (zhän`r?), in art-history terminology, a type of painting dealing with unidealized scenes and subjects of everyday life. Although practiced in ancient art, as shown by Pompeiian frescoes, and in the Middle Ages, genre was not recognized as worthy and independent subject matter until the 16th cent. in Flanders. There it was popularized by Pieter Bruegel, the elder. It flourished in Holland in the 17th cent. in the works of Ter Borch, Brouwer, Metsu, De Hooch, Vermeer, and many others, and extended to France and England, where in the 18th and 19th cent., its major practitioners were Watteau, Chardin, Greuze, Morland, and Wilkie. In Italy genre elements were present in Carpaccio's and Caravaggio's paintings, but not until the 18th cent. did genre become the specialty of an Italian artist, Pietro Longhi. The French impressionists often painted genre subjects as did members of the American ashcan school. (Columbia encyclopedia)

see Wikipedia for an introductory discussion of genre at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Literary_genre

Definitions of genres, especially literary genres, usually includes some expectations of form or structure, so our next question is to consider the formal elements of haiku. But genres also include certain expectation of content and aesthetic experience.

TEAM presentations/games/actvities start Thursday February 25

(27) Compare the genre of Haiku to [your team's comparison or activity choice]. Email your written team/partner presentation overview comparison idea (by Tuesday midnight 2/23):


for 2/25 - haiku of the day --> Ben

team activity or game or comparison presentations:

Haiku Charades - Alexis, Erica, Whitney

Haiku Pictionary - Genevieve, Joe, Michael, Grace

Haiga & Visual Arts - Natalie,

Haiku & Fishing - Tyler, Emilio, Jacob

Haiku Mad Libs - Marah, Taryn, Lauren, Coli

Food & Haiku - Noah, Viv, Ven, Corrin

(28) writing haiku: 5-10 haiku related to elements (things, reality, settings, contexts) often associated with your comparison . Send me your new haiku by midnight, Wednesday, Feb. 24.


for 3/1 - haiku of the day --> Viv

team activity or game or comparison presentations:

in class: haiku to edit results

in class: Millikin University haiku favorites

(29) writing haiku: 5-10 haiku related to team comparisons & activities. And write 5-10 haiku OPEN TOPIC. Send me your new haiku by midnight, Sunday, Feb. 28.


for 3/3 - haiku of the day -->

reading: The Haiku Anthology, pages 1-121

(30) reader response: write response paragraphs for three favorite haiku from the MU Haiku Anthology or The Haiku Anthology

(31) haiku writing: write 3-5 haiku in response to favorite haiku from the MU Haiku Anthology or The Haiku Anthology

(32) haiku writing: write 5-10 haiku on anything OPEN TOPIC - things that are important in your life

email your responses and your new haiku by midnight Wednesday, 3/2


for 3/8 - haiku of the day --> Erica

Watch the DVD & read the haiku: Haiku: The Art of the Short Poem.

Inivite some friends or classmates over to watch the DVD video in this book. Most of the haiku cited by the haiku poets are included in the anthology usually in the same order as the DVD.

(32) reader response: write response paragraphs for three favorite haiku from Haiku: The Art of the Short Poem

(33) reader response: write a short reflection about what you realized about the English-langauge haiku poetry community from the video. also briefly discuss one of the haiku poets who especially intrigued you.

(34) writing haiku: open topic 8-10 new haiku

email your responses and your new haiku by midnight Sunday, 3/6


for 3/10 - haiku of the day --> Cori

(35) writing response: write your imagined felt responses to 2 favorite haiku from kukai 4

reading: The Haiku Anthology, pages 122-223

(36) reader response: write response paragraphs for three favorite haiku from the The Haiku Anthology

(37) haiku writing: write 5 haiku in response to favorite haiku from The Haiku Anthology

(38) writing haiku: open topic 5-10 new haiku

Post-midterm Essay Preview - Author or Haiku topic Study:

Think about what or who you'd like to write about for your contemporary haiku reader response essay. You may want to browse the Registry of haiku poets at The Haiku Foundation <http://www.thehaikufoundation.org>. These essays are due April 14, about 3 weeks after Spring break. In order to loan you books from the Decatur Haiku Collection, I need to know your intended topic or author by Wednesday at midnight, March 16. Here's guidelines for this assignment:

haiku author or topic study: A formal essay introducing a particular contemporary author, topic or technical approach to contemporary haiku readers. This is a reader-response essay, so the primary source for your essay will be your own readings and analyses of 6-10 haiku. If you are doing an author focus, discuss your author's approach to writing haiku. You may choose to write about a haiku topic instead of an author, with reader responses to 6-10 haiku related to that topic. Matching comparisons with haiku by other authors are always valued in all approaches to this essay. This can focus on one book by the author in the form of a book review essay or on a particular theme or technical approach to haiku by the author.

o focus on a point of insight or question about that author's unique contribution
o include response discussions of 6-10 haiku by the author
o optional to include at a matching comparison to a haiku by another author (or more)
o may include email or in-person interview questions to help address the haiku writer's poetics

Length? 5-10 pages single-spaced. Citations? Full citation of each source within text first time mentioned (followed by haiku citation convention of author, publication title abbreviated, page number) for subsequent mentions. Yes, do include a works-cited page.


for 3/15 - haiku of the day -->

reading: The Haiku Anthology, pages 224-328

(39) reader response: write response paragraphs for three favorite haiku from the The Haiku Anthology

(40) haiku writing: write 5 haiku in response to favorite haiku from The Haiku Anthology

(41) writing haiku: open topic 5-10 new haiku

email your responses and your new haiku by midnight Sunday, 3/13


for 3/17 - haiku of the day -->

(42) In order to loan you books from the Decatur Haiku Collection, I need to know your intended topic or author by Wednesday at midnight, March 18. Send me a proposal for your Author or Haiku Study

(43) reader response: write a response to a favorite haiku from Mayfly 60 and write an extended fictional or memory story from another haiku in Mayfly 60

(44) writing haiku: open topic 5-10 new haiku

email your responses and your new haiku by midnight Wednesday, 3/16


for 3/22 & 3/24 - SPRING BREAK!


for 3/29

Take a break and enjoy being with friends, family and quiet time with yourself.

(45) reading response writing: Share 10-20 of your best haiku with family and friends over spring break, and see which ones they like the best. Write an email to me about favorites selected by your family and friends. Which ones did they like best and why?

(46) haiku writing: write 10-20 haiku or a haiku sequence over Spring Break about your life's reality during spring break or about special locations and places of significance to you in your home town or travel. Don't write a bunch of cliches or stereotypical spring break stuff. Write from the reality of YOUR actual spring break.

(47) response writing: write about 2 favorite haiku from Kukai 5

email your spring break haiku & family favorites by Sunday midnight, March 27 for our kukai! Yes, spring break kukai will be Tuesday!


for 3/31

(48) response writing: write about a favorite match of haiku from 2 Matching Contest - Favorites

(49) Read the following two haibun by Aubrie Cox, Editor of Frogpond. Write a short response about one of these, and how the haiku connects but goes beyond or in a different direction from the prose.

Troll

     by Aubrie Cox

Life under a bridge is renowned to be that of a troll, and that it is. Floods on occasion make the home a bit wet, but a little mold and algae never hurt anything. Fresh fish daily, a billy goat if lucky; however, this is not prime real-estate—it's just beneath the price of a cardboard box. Stones wedged together with natural mortar arch overhead and shade the muddy water so that one can barely see the fish going by. They come up to the surface, their fishy mouths gaping, gasping for air; their glazed eyes never see warted hands, or fishing rods coming for them. (I hate fishing rods, by the way.) Trash is littered everywhere—lost treasures from passerbys. Rain matters little when every spring the neighborhood gets carried downstream.

wagon over head
rubble plops in
the cracked teacup

FISH EYE

You're a handful sometimes. You know you'll probably be up all night packing. You're not sure you love your father anymore. Your head gets fuzzy sometimes. You don't know what's next. You don't feel pretty. You sometimes lose the courage to say what you mean out loud. You hope your students understand they should not have to pay for their education. You know your grandmother only loves you conditionally. You wish your middle school counselor hadn't seen right through you. You're too protective of your mother. You use too much tissue paper around your favorite books. You understand now what he meant when he said your arms feel like home. You didn't escape the stereotype of a child of divorce like you thought you had. You hope your best friend wasn't right when he said you were broken. You want to go home.

midnight rain
bubble wrap punctures
the silence

(50) Write 2 haibun - One a memory of a lived experience (capture the sense of being there—the sensory experience as well as the overall atmosphere or mood). 1 page max. The second one can be a fictional imagined piece (you may want to start off from a favorite haiku you've read), and let your imagination go into it to make it seem like you are there, living the moment. (Include at least one haiku per haibun - you may want to write 3-4 and select only the best 1-2).

email your responses and 2 haibun by midnight Wednesday, 3/30


for 4/5

See the Reader Responses to Aubrie Cox's haibun (pdf).

reading: Haiku Guy, pages 1-70

(51) Revise and edit at least 1 of your haibun attempts and send them to me for our haibun kukai. Tighten. Make the prose more immediate & sensory experience (less past tense reflection) and build a sense of scene (place, time, atmosphere, perspective). Let the haiku extend & link back to the prose. It is situated but new and creates a sense of un-ending.

(52) writing response: Practice the exercise of stop, look, and listen as described in the book. Find something, whether it be in your dorm, on campus, or somewhere where you can sit quietly without distraction and observe a particular thing, area, or person. Then, write about what you observed, describing what stuck out to you. Write 3-5 haiku from this exercise.

Think about the source of your haiku. Where do your haiku originate? Why do you notice, observe, feel, reflect or focus on those things for immediate impact and lasting significance? Where do your very best haiku come from? What's your haiku muse? Your inspiration to write?

(53) writing response: Compare the advice given to Buck-Teeth of poets Mido and Kuro. What do you think of each of their advice? Which appeals to you more? Explain why.

(54) Write 5 haiku following Kuro's advice, and 5 haiku following Mido's approach.

Extra credit: bring to class 1 haiku written following Shiro's advice.

email your responses, your Mido and Kuro haiku by midnight Sunday 4/3


for 4/7

Work on your contemporary haiku essays!

(55) Read the Haibun Kukai from class and write a reponse to your favorite one. Your response can be a new haiku, a haibun in response or a commentary about the haibun you like. 1 page max!

(56) Write 10 new haiku - OPEN TOPIC!

Email your haiku by midnight, Wednesday 4/6


for 4/12 - no class (Scheduling Day)

Finish your contemporary reader response essays. We will begin presentations on April 14.

(57) Write 10 new haiku - OPEN TOPIC!

(58) response writing: write about a favorite match of haiku from 3 Matching Contest - Mido

(59) response writing: write about a favorite match of haiku from 4 Matching Contest - Kuro

Email your new haiku and matching contests responses by midnight, Sunday, 4/10


for 4/14

(60) Finish your essays!

Length? 5-10 pages single-spaced. Citations? Full citation of each source within text first time mentioned (followed by haiku citation convention of author, publication title abbreviated, page number) for subsequent mentions. Yes, do include a works-cited page.

(61) On April 14, bring 20 copies of a haiku handout on a single page (front and back is fine if needed) providing your audience with copies of all haiku discussed in the essay.

(62) Write 8-10 new haiku on topics similar to your essay or in response to haiku discussed in your essay.

Email your haiku essay and new haiku to me by midnight, Wednesday April 13.


for 4/19

Finish presentating your essays!

(63) Write 8-10 new haiku on spring sunshine & happiness

Email your haiku essay and new haiku to me by midnight, Sunday April 17.


for 4/21

reading: "An Introduction to Haiku" (Japanese haiku) handout on MOODLE

reading 2: Old Pond Comics about the Japanese masters at <http://www.oldpondcomics.com/masters.html>

(64) reader responses: select 3 favorite haiku and 1 favorite Old Pond Comic & write imagined responses to each

OR TRY TO DRAW YOUR OWN HAIKU COMIC! (extra credit)

(65) response writing: write about a favorite match of haiku from 5 matching Contest - Sunshine

(66) Write 8-10 new haiku on OPEN TOPIC

Email your haiku essay and new haiku to me by midnight, Wednesday April 19.


for 4/26

(67) response writing: write about a favorite match of haiku from 6 Kukai

(68) reading response writing: Chapters 1-2 of Matsuo Bashô by Ueda (pages 1-68) - MOODLE. Select three favorite haiku from Bashô. Write a paragraph response to these three haiku.

(69) haiku response writing: write 3-5 haiku in response to favorite Basho haiku

(70) response writing: Find two matching English haiku to Bashô's haiku—one representing the aesthetic of sabi and one the aesthetic experience of karumi. Write a paragraph for each pair comparing these English haiku with those by Basho. One sabi haiku not by Basho compared to one sabi haiku by Basho. And one karumi haiku not by Basho compared to one karumi haiku by Basho.

email your responses and your new haiku by midnight Sunday, April 24


for 4/28

in class - Mad Verse Renga!

(71) reading: Bashô (Chapter 3 The Renku) - MOODLE, pages 69-111 and write a response to a favorite link (a pair of links) in one of the renku examples

(72) tan-renga capping: send me caps for 4-6 of the tan-renga hokku (handout or 1 Tan-Renga)

(73) take turns with friends and write a sequence of 9 to 15 haiku (in person is most fun, but email is possible). You may take two different approaches—a string is a series of haiku on the same topic (variations) or a sequences follows intuitive links and shifts from previous haiku

(74) haiku project proposal

The purpose of the haiku project is to apply haikai arts to something that means a lot to the student—usually something related to their major field of study. Bring your passion to this project and connect it to haiku (photography & haiku) (music & haiku) (history and haiku) (psychology & senryu) (a kasen renga) (baseball haiku) (a collage of haiku) (haiku web site) (anthology of love haiku) . . . have fun with this. make it your dream assignment. email me a paragraph explaining your project plan by midnight April 27.

You can see sample previous haiku projects at:

http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku/studentprojects.html

Haiku projects are due midnight, Sunday, May 8
Project presentations are May 10

email your responses and your tan-renga caps, your sequence by midnight Wednesday, April 27


for 5/3

Extra credit opportunity: HAIKU CUT! - April 27 at 4:00 pm.

Attend and participate in this year's HAIKU CUT poetry slam at Kaueper Hall during Celebrations of Scholarship. This is a fun competition. Competing teams, bring your haiku on cards ready to go head-to-head with other haiku writing teams.

Write me an email about your experience to receive extra credit.

(75) As author of the hokku, choose your favorite two-line cap and email me why: Tan-renga Caps

(76) type your Mad-verse Kasen renga completed in class with this: 10 point kasen renga template

(77) Read the student kasen renga by Bri Hill and students at:

http://performance.millikin.edu/haiku/studentrenga/Grasshoppers&Tobacco.html

(78) Plan a haiku writing gathering with classmates and/or friends (groups of 4-7). This can be any day with the resulting kasen-renga (36-links) due midnight, Sunday, May 1.

Here is a DOC file you can use to print your kasen-renga: renga layout guide (doc).

This is a gathering for writing linked verse—if it's nice out you could gather in the park or at Rock Springs or at someone's place. Allow the spirit of the place where you gather to be a springboard for the haiku, but don't limit yourself to that place once you get into the linking. Let your links go out through time and seasons moving from person (ninjo) focused to non-person (ninjo-nashi) focus to avoid too much continuity of persons or scenes. Try to avoid more than three ninjo or ninjo-nashi links in a row. Remember, every two links make a new poem.

Using the following guide (derived largely from Shirane's book Traces of Dreams, try writing a kasen-no-renga.

(1) ninjô verses—people or emotion or human environment verses (self, other or both)
(2) ninjô-nashi—non-people or things or place or nature-only verses

Write a 36 link kasen-no-renga:

(1) hokku—sets tone, greets all, establishes season, quiets guests to join in
(2) wakiku—builds on unstated elements of the hokku and maintains season. ends in a noun
(3) daisanku—ends with open-ended image (often transitive verb ING)
(5) usually moon shows up here for the first time
(6) concludes the first page (jo) often written by the official scribe
(7)-(29) heats up the links and leaping (intensification)
(13) moon appears again
(17) blossoms usually show up here
(29) moon’s third and final appearance
(30)-(36) kyû—the slow down finale (quiets back down into calmness)
(35) cherry blossoms always here
(36) end with openness and reverberation

Publication fold/design questions?
The paper is folded into 4 panels for each side (cathedral door style).
Panel 1 (outside cover) – title, date, place, copyright, (sometimes authors)
Panel 2 (first fold inside left panel) – first six links
Panel 3 (further inside far left panel) – next six links
Panel 4 (far left inside page panel) – next six links
Panel 5 (right center page panel) – next six links
Panel 6 (far right inside page panel) – next six links
Panel 7 (last fold inside right page panel) – next six links
Panel 8 (back outside cover) – acknowledgments & author links
optional obi (paper belt around the folded renga)

email me your kasen-renga by midnight, Sunday, May 1. and bring one copy to class (properly folded and belted) for sharing in class on May 3

Kasen-renga:

xxxxx by xxxxx, xxxxx, xxxx

Mad-verse Kasen:

Alexis Dockins - xxxxx
Benjamin Brawner - xxxxx
Cori Grzenia - xxxxx
Corrin Littlefield - xxxxx
Emilio Tejada - xxxxx
Erica Forbes - xxxxx
Genevieve Breitbach - xxxxx
Grace Ganley - xxxxx
Jacob Hamilton - xxxxx
Joseph Pegura - xxxxx
Katherine Viviano - xxxxx
Lauren Montesano - She Lives Through School
Marah Kittelson - xxxxx
Michael Barber - xxxxx
Natalie Smith - xxxxx
Noah Klumpe - xxxxx
Randy Brooks - Open Ocean
Taryn Pepping - xxxxx
Tyler Trzcinski - xxxxx
Whitney Gray - xxxxx


for 5/5

Read School's Out by Randy Brooks

(79) write reading responses: write a reader response to 2 favorite haiku from School's Out

(80) renku writing: type up and send me the rengay you wrote in class

(81) haiku writing: submit revisions of previous haiku or write new haiku for our final kukai (10 haiku max)

(82) haiku writing: write haiku on your haiku project topic

email your School's Out favorites & new haiku are due by midnight, Wednesday May 4


for 5/10

haiku project presentations

Alexis Dockins - Springsteen or Softball Haiku
Benjamin Brawner - Beatnik Haibun Performance
Cori Grzenia - Harry Potter haiku
Corrin Littlefield - Bucket List Haiku
Emilio Tejada - Tennis Haiku
Erica Forbes - Lollapalooza Music Festival Haiku
Genevieve Breitbach - Art & Photography Haiga
Grace Ganley - Photograph Haiga
Jacob Hamilton - Molecular Haiku
Joseph Pegura - Go-Pro Video Ginko
Katherine Viviano - Warmest Life Photograph Haiga
Lauren Montesano - Little Mermaid's Haiku
Marah Kittelson - Haiku Psalms
Michael Barber - Augusta National Golf Course - 18 haiku
Natalie Smith - Game of Thrones haiku
Noah Klumpe - ExploKu Video Haiga
Taryn Pepping - Grief Counseling Haiku
Tyler Trzcinski - Video Haiga
Whitney Gray - Haiku Comics

haiku projects due (to be shared in class May 10).

(83) email the contents of your projects (the haiku at least and introduction & photographs or power point, etc) by Midnight Monday, May 9 or sooner.

(84) email me your favorite 10 haiku from the final kukai, and an 11th DOUBLE vote favorite! You can NOT vote for your own haiku in final kukai by Midnight, Sunday, May 8


for 5/12 (last day of class)

Signature Gift Exchange & Sharing Haiku Collections

(85) Signature haiku gift exchange (digital photo sent to me) and haiku chapbook collections (email to me) are due Wednesday, May 11.

The signature haiku process—a haiku to give to others when they ask about haiku that can be used to teach them about haiku and to share some of your work with them. A haiku you want to be known for or known by—one that works with a lot of readers. A gift of a haiku insight . . . often presented as a gift of some sort such as a bookmark, a small haiku stone, etc.

BRING 20 copies to class! (including 1 for yourself)

Haiku Collection Booklets due: Select and organize your best haiku & senryu & haibun & renga into a collection. Make a little booklet, or print them in a binder, or write them in a blank book.

Select and organize your best haiku & senryu & haibun & renga into a small booklet or collection. Give your collection a title and a © 2016 page. (Often signature haiku are connected to the title.) Include a dedication page if you would like to.

Be sure to write an author's introduction to your collection which explains your title and expresses your approach or why these are the ones you have included in your collection (your poetics preface). Ask a reading partner to write a short introduction to your collection, maybe pointing out one or two favorites—or their observation about something unique about your haiku (the reader's introduction). The reader's introduction should help strangers appreciate and value your collection.

Bring your Haiku Collection to class Thursday, May 12! You will get your Haiku Collection back at our final.

(86) Don't forget to e-mail a copy of the contents of your collection including your introduction to Dr. Brooks by midnight, Wednesday, May 11!

(87) Don't forget to e-mail your short bio statement to Dr. Brooks by midnight, May 11. This bio statement will be used at our Global Haiku final exam Reading.


for 5/19 - final exam

final exam reading --> Final Exam: Thursday, May 19 @ 2-4pm @ Kirkland 128

The Fall Global Haiku Reading & Haiku Cut Competition

I will bring your chapbook collections and return them to you at the final Global Haiku Reading.

Extra credit is available for bringing 2 or more guests to the reading, or for helping with one of our haiku reading tasks. Have your guests sign your signature haiku page for credit.

(88) Submissions to haiku magazines Final. (one email submission copied to me & one snail mail submission brought to the final exam in envelopes)

Type a selection of 5 of your best haiku with your name and address on the upper left hand corner of the page. Also bring an envelope with your name and address in the upper left hand corner. Also include a self addressed envelope with your name and address in both the upper left hand corner and the addressee spot.