Haiku Writing Roundtable
Fall 2008 Dr. Randy Brooks
The primary goal of this course is to read, write and publish haiku. As a pass/fail course, the secondary goal is to have fun sharing the creative process in a small workshop atmosphere. We will celebrate the diversity of voices and variety of experiences which will be evident in the student works.
For the Fall 2008 semester, students will gain an aesthetic understanding of Zen poetics underlying the haiku tradition and write original haiku from memory, imagination, direct observation, and meditation. We are especially looking at haiku and visual arts this semester.
Each week we will have a traditions reading assignment, a short analysis assignment in response to readings, and a writing assignment.