Millikin University Course



the playground . . .
     we used to swing


by Amy Van Rheeden


young boy
carrying his drunk father
once again


by Mark Beanblossom

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Haiku Editing 2 Haiku Edited 2

Matching Contest 1Results 1

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Matching Contest 4Results 4

Rengay Attempts

Haiku Writing Roundtable
Fall 2008 • Dr. Randy Brooks

Course Description

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.

Haiku Writing Roundtable Authors


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Haiku Editing 3 Haiku Edited 3

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Haiku Roundtable Students Fall 2008
Millikin University





Amy Van Rheeden

Aubrie Cox

Brandy Bockewitz

Deborah Myers





Mark Beanblossom

Melanie McLay

Michelle Dixson

Sam Sinkhorn

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American Haiku Archive

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links to haiku web sites

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haiku by Millikin students

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