IN350 / English
340, Studies in Poetry: Global Haiku Tradition 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
feature of the 2000 spring course was that students partipated
in the Global Haiku Festival
in April, and conducted personal interviews with several of the
leading contemporary haiku poets at the festival or through email.
the history of haiku and related poetics in Japan, and then examined
the contemporary internalization of haiku in various international
We had weekly
editing workshops on original haiku and studied the renga traditions
resulting in some original rengay.