Millikin University Course

Haiku Writing Roundtable
Fall 2003 • Dr. Randy Brooks



her glowing face
reflects the moon
reflects the sun

by Jenna Roberts
(best haiku of Fall 2003)


grandma's shrill voice
the puppy pees again
so good to be home

by Jennifer L. Schultz
(best senryu of Fall 2003)


Haiku Writing Roundtable

Course Description

EN170 Haiku Writing Roundtable was a student centered one-credit workshop modeled after writers' groups. The primary goal of this course was to read, write and publish haiku. As a pass/fail course, the secondary goal was to have fun sharing the creative process in a small workshop atmosphere. We celebrated the diversity of voices and variety of experiences evident in the student works.

For the Fall 2003 semester, students gained an aesthetic understanding of Zen poetics underlying the haiku tradition and wrote original haiku from memory, imagination, direct observation, and meditation.

Students in Haiku Writing Roundtable

See Kukai Favorites:

One || Two || Sabi & Halloween

Wabi || Five || Capping

Final Kukai

Fall 2003 Student Haiku Colletions:

Haiku Writing Roundtable Authors • Millikin University • Fall 2003
AaronBynum AliciaScott

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AndrewFay AubreyRyan
Aaron Bynum Alicia Scott Allisha Komala Andrew Fay Aubrey Ryan
BethanyTabb JamesHartlett JennaRoberts JennySchultz
Bethany Tabb Emily Evans James Hartlett Jenna Roberts Jenny Schultz
MichaelWorth SarahMatherly SeanKeller TravisMeisenheimer
Michael Worth Sarah Matherly Sean Keller Travis Meisenheimer

Required Books

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

Zen Art for Meditation by Stewart W. Holmes & Chimyo Horioka. (Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle, 1973).

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


2003, Dr. Randy Brooks• Millikin University
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