Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Traditions
Spring 2015 • Dr. Randy Brooks


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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 Spring 2015 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2015

Final Exam: 2pm, May 14, Kirkland 128

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 Spring 2015




Brandon Januska


Adam Peters

Alex Cardascio

Austyn Krueger

Brandon Januska

Eli Cook






Eve Greenwell

Francesca Rios

Katelyn Rumph

Kendal lKott

Kyler Fear







Lexy Bieber

Nic Sanders

Nicole Koch

haiku conferences

haiku courses at Millikin

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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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