Global Haiku Festival
Haiku Society of America

Millikin University
Dr. Randy Brooks

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Global Haiku Festival

April 16, 2000
Decatur, Illinois

Discussion Panel on the Internationalization of Haiku

Sunday morning, one of the last events was a panel discussion on the internationalization of haiku. Discussion leaders on the panel included Ikuyo Ishimura, David Cobb, Susumu Takaguchi, Bill Higginson, and George Swede.

In general, the panel expressed a desire for interaction between haiku groups and writers around the world, but that efforts to create a universal or single approach to haiku should be avoided.

Haiku grows out of the local with an artistic response to that culture's literary traditions. Language is always contextualized by place, and the charm of sharing our haiku from around the world is often not the sameness but our differences.

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Last modified August 20, 2000