Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Traditions
Fall 2015 • Dr. Randy Brooks


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Haibun & Memoir Writing

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Matching Haiku Contests

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Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

Course Description

IN203, Honors Seminar: Global Haiku Traditions examines the origins and spread of Japanese poetics from Japan around the world, with a special focus on the adaptation of haiku into other cultures and languages.

Syllabus for Fall 2015 (doc file)

Students in Fall 2015 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Fall 2015

Final Exam: 2-4pm Thursday, December 17

A special feature of the spring course was that students conducted interviews by e-mail with leading contemporary haiku poets. We studied the history of haiku and related poetics in Japan, and then examined the contemporary internalization of haiku in various international cultures.

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Haiku Editing Sessions

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Global Haiku Students Fall 2015





Alexandra Zalar

Aundrea Marsh

Courtney Ginigeme

Garrett Mayberry





Jeffrey Davis

Lauren Bartel

Nicholas Scarpinato

Sierra Birdsell


haiku conferences

haiku courses at Millikin

teaching haiku

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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