Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Traditions
Spring 2017 • Dr. Randy Brooks


a night walk
talking to the moon
bouncing back ideas


by Douglas Sherrill


around the tree
turning on the lights
for the first time


by Matthew Vangunten

Haibun & Memoir Writing

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Matching Haiku Contests

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Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

Course Description

IN202, 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 2017 (PDF file)

Students in Spring 2017 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2017

Final Exam: tba
open to the public

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

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Haiku Editing Sessions

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Kasen Renga





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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