Millikin University Course



the playground . . .
     we used to swing


by Amy Van Rheeden


holding hands
     . . . stargazing
a leaf falls blocking Leo


by Carrie Seymour

Haiku Editing 1Haiku Edited 1

Haiku Editing 2Haiku Edited 2

Haibun to Edit 1Haibun 1 Results

Matching Contest 1 (Homecoming)

Matching Contest 1 Results

Matching Contest 2 (special places)

Matching Contest 2 Results

Haiku Editing 3 Haiku Edited 3

Haiku Writing Roundtable
Fall 2006 • 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 2006 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


Kukai 1Kukai 1 Results

Kukai 2 Kukai 2 Results

Kukai 3Kukai 3 Results

Kukai 4Kukai 4 Results

Kukai 5 Kukai 5 Results
Thanksgiving Kukai

Kukai 6 Kukai 6 Results

Kukai 7Kukai 7 Results
Final Kukai

Haiku Roundtable 2006
Millikin University






AJ Burse

Amy Van Rheeden

Brent Taylor

Carol Colby

Carrie Seymour







Goli Rahimi

John Wright

JP Moyemont

Kristen Robinson






Missy Brassie

Nate Halteman

Rick Bearce

Ryan Hosler

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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