Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Tradition
Spring 2002 • Dr. Randy Brooks


  lost mittens
her hands
in his pockets
by Alexis Iffert
outstanding Valentine's haiku


Hershey's kiss
winter sunlight

by Jennifer Clements
Dr. Brooks' Valentine's pick


tequila shot
his face
grows more handsome

by Medea Mosxona
best Valentine's senryu

Student Haiku to Edit

One || Two || Three

Matching Contest

Senryu Contest

Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Tradition

Course Description

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 and languages.

Students in Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide Spring 2002

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 Favorites

Final Kukai

Favorites 1 || Favorites 2

Lent (English & French)

Snow || Valentine's Day || Spring Break

Rengay || Haibun || Television Senryu

Rengay & Linked Verse

One || Two || Three || Kasen Renga

Matching Contests

Matching Haiku Contest Results

Matching Senryu Contest Results

Fruit || Hands || Empty
Yellow Jacket || Water || Storm

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alexisiffert andrewkirchgesner angiewilliams briannemarsel
Amber Millikin Alexis Iffert Andrew Kirchgesner Angie Williams Brianne Marsel
brockpeoples darrinthurman dorinaaguilar elizabethstiner  
Brock Peoples Darrin Thurman Dorina Aguilar Elizabeth Stiner  
ericsharp erincrow giadrouzas jenniferclements joanleach
Eric Sharp Erin Crow Gia Drouzas Jennifer Clements Joan Leach
jodeewhitlock kerryhammergren no photo kristincard no photo
Jodee Whitlock Kerry Hammergren Krista Duffett Kristin Card Medea Mosxona
matteichhorn megschleppenbach nataliekussart nikkigarry rachelperry
Matt Eichhorn Meg Schleppenbach Natalie Kussart Nikki Garry Rachel Perry
shannonkroner no photo stephanieford stevandoll tonyaparrish
Shannon Kroner Jane Millikin Stephanie Ford Stevan Doll Tonya Parrish
Joe Kramp Justin Matthews      

Required Books

Matsuo Basho by Makoto Ueda. Paperback Reprint edition (May 1983) Kodansha International.

Traces of Dreams: Poetry of Bashô. By Hiruo Shirane, (1998) Stanford University Press.

The Haiku Anthology edited by Cor Van Den Heuvel. Paperback edition (2000) W.W. Norton & Company.

Higginson, The Haiku Handbook, Oxford University Press (1992).

Chiyo-ni Woman Haiku Master translated by Patricia Donegan & Joshi Ishibashi, (1998) Tuttle.

Autumn Wind Haiku: Selected Poems by Kobayashi Issa by Lewis MacKenzie. Paperback (Sept. 1999) Kodansha International.

Almost Unseen: Selected Haiku of George Swede by George Swede, 2000 Brooks Books.

School’s Out: Selected Haiku of Randy Brooks by Randy Brooks, 1999 Press Here.

Global Haiku Anthology by Randy Brooks & George Swede, 2001 Iron Books.

Love Haiku: A Lifetime of Love by Masajo Suzuki, 2000 Brooks Books.

haiku conferences haiku courses at Millikin Modern Haiku magazine
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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