Global Haiku Tradition
EN355 - May 20, 2023 -- June 14, 2024
Dr. Randy Brooks

Millikin University
ONLINE
rbrooks@millikin.edu

 

Global Haiku Tradition Assignments Blog - Summer 2024

<http://www.brooksbookshaiku.com/MillikinHaiku/courses/globalMay2024/assignments.html>

ONLINE asynchronous: 05/20/2024 - 06/14/2024

ONLINE ZOOM synchronous meetings:
6:30-7:00pm – 05/20 • 05/23 • 05/30 • 06/06 • 06/13

ALL ASSIGNMENTS are to be submitted by attachments in emails.
(Use your SAVE AS function and choose "Rich Text Format" or "DOC" for digital files.)
Send them to: rbrooks@millikin.edu

Handouts are available from MOODLE (most are PDF files).

HOW LEARNING WILL BE ASSESSED

Assignments & Semester Grading Weight
Informal Reader Response Writing & Haiku Writing (most classes) ........................ 20 points / 15 days
ZOOM meetings ......................................................................................... 20 points / per meeting
Contemporary Haiku Reader Response Essay ................................................................ 100 points
Haiku Collection........................................................................................................... 100 points
Haiku Collection Poetics Preface on YOUR Art of Writing Haiku ........................................... 20 points
Submission Ready Haiku ................................................................................................ 20 points
Final Reflection 1 ........................................................................................................... 20 points
Final Reflection 2 ........................................................................................................... 20 points

CARS Assessment Artifact Assignments:
      Contemporary Haiku Essay (mid-term)...................................................................... 100 points
      Haiku Collection (paper booklet & by email) .............................................................. 100 points
      Final Reflection 1 (ethical reasoning on value of haiku)................................................. 20 points

ICS Assessment Artifact Assignments:
      Compare matched haiku by Japanese & an English haiku poets ................................... 20 points
      Compare Japanese aesthetics & approaches to writing haiku in HAIKU GUY .................. 20 points
      Reader responses to Basho’s haiku and poetics ......................................................... 20 points

Landmark Events & Due Dates

Haiku Reader Response Essay due midnight 06/11/2024 – submitted by email
Haiku Collection Chapbook (due midnight 06/13/2024 – email version submitted
Final Reflection 1 (due midnight 06/14/2024 – Review essay of 5 favorite haiku you have written
Final Reflection 2 (due midnight 06/14/2024 – Reflection essay on value of knowing haiku

Final Exam Reflections Due: 06/14/2024


Haiku Bibliographies

Decatur Haiku Collection: A Bibliography of Print Publications
http://www.brooksbookshaiku.com/MillikinHaiku/bibliographies/DecaturHaikuCollection.pdf

A Bibliography of Online Articles on Haiku, Senryu and Tanka in English
http://www.brooksbookshaiku.com/MillikinHaiku/bibliographies/OnlineHaikuArticles.pdf

A Bibliography of Online Books, Journals and Exhibitions on Haiku, Senryu and Tanka in English
http://www.brooksbookshaiku.com/MillikinHaiku/bibliographies/OnlineHaikuBooks.pdf

Haiku Community Links:

Haiku Society of America • http://www.hsa-haiku.org/
Haiku Chronicles • http://www.haikuchronicles.com/
The Haiku Foundation • http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/
Heron's Nest • http://www.theheronsnest.com/
Modern Haiku • http://www.modernhaiku.org/


Required Synchronous ONLINE Sessions:

6:30-7:00pm – 05/20 • 05/23 • 05/30 • 06/06 • 06/13



Reading & Writing Assignments by Dates:


for 05/20 - attend the ZOOM orientation meeting (30 minutes)

ZOOM 6:30-7:30pm – 05/20/2023


for 05/21 do the following 3 reading/writing assignments

(1) Read Chapter One - The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku (pages 15-29) and write your short imagined response to "the sun coming up" haiku on page 15.

If you have not yet received your copy, please see the PDF copy of Chapter 1 in MOODLE resource
(03-ArtOfReadingWritingHaiku.pdf).

(2) reading & response: read Mayfly 67, Summer 2019 - PDF available in MOODLE (PDF 00-Mayfly67-Summer2019.pdf) and write your reader response paragraphs to 2 favorite haiku in MAYFLY 67

(3) haiku writing: write your first 4-6 haiku attempts on transition times—lulls of dawn, of dusk, of relationships, of states of consciousness, summer night.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments 1-3 by midnight Tuesday, May 21)


for 05/22 do the following 3 reading/writing assignments

ENJOY reading responses by others in our class (see MOODLE responses under Cox's book & Mayfly 67).

(4) reading & response: Tea's Aftertaste by Aubrie Cox, (01-AubrieCox-Tea'sAftertaste.pdf) and writing response: find 2 favorite Aubrie haiku—write your imagined felt responses to them (one paragraph each)

REMEMBER to cite each haiku fully (do not add capital letters or punctuation) like this:

calling for the dog
at 2am
wind chimes

Cox, Tea's Aftertaste, 17

(5) listen to the Aubrie Cox interview - audio file available in MOODLE (02-AubrieCoxInterview.mp3) and write a short reponse about 2 things you realized about haiku from this interview.

Aubrie Cox audio interview link:
 
https://moodle.millikin.edu/pluginfile.php/242124/mod_resource/content/0/02-AubrieCoxInterview.mp3

(6) haiku writing: write 4-6 haiku open topic

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Wednesday, May 22)


for 05/23 do the following 3 reading/writing assignments:

In class ZOOM Kukai 1 at 6:30-7:00pm – 05/23/2024

Kukai 1Kukai 1 Favorites

Kukai 1 Favorites: read the haiku written by students in this class. They are all anonymous until KUKAI. You will receive a PDF of these haiku & invite to our ZOOM KUKAI. They are also available on our web site as a link. You may choose as many haiku as you like. Try to choose at least 5-10 haiku (or more if you like more).

(6) reading: To Hear the Rain by Peggy Lyles (04-PeggyLylesHaiku.pdf) and writing responses: find 3 favorite Lyles haiku— write your imagined felt responses to them (one paragraph each) and briefly write your imagined, felt response to them. Be ready to discuss why you like them.
 
(7) writing extended memory & memory haiku: choose a fourth favorite haiku by Peggy Lyles or Aubrie Cox that especially triggered memories from your childhood or past. This time write a one page memory describing a moment from your own life. THEN write 2-3 haiku which capture different instances or feelings from within that longer memory from your experience.
 
(8) haiku write: 4-6 new haiku on summer perceptions or childhood memories

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Thursday, May 23)


for 05/24 do the following 4 reading/writing assignments:

(9) Kukai 1 Favorites: read the haiku written by students in this class. Indicate the numbers of your 5-10 favorites and write reading responses to 2 favorites.
 
(10) Read Chapters Two & Three - The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku (pages 31-66) (03-ArtOfReadingWritingHaiku.pdf) and write about three favorite haiku from this portion of the book.
 
(11) Read Chapters Four - The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku (pages 67-82) (03-ArtOfReadingWritingHaiku.pdf) and write about two favorite haiku from this portion of the book.
 
(12) haiku write: 4-6 new haiku on OPEN topic

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Friday, May 24)


for 05/25 or 05/26 - OPTIONAL extra credit assignment!

Listen to 1 or 2 episodes of the HAIKU TALK YouTube podcast:
 
https://www.youtube.com/@HaikuTalk

To get 10 points extra credit, just write about the haiku featured in the episode or something you learned by listening to Ben Gaa's reading of the haiku. You get 10 points for each episode you watch! Email your response to the HAIKU TALK episode responses any time throughout this class for extra credit.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Sunday, May 26)


for 05/27 – do the following assignment
 
(13) haiku write: 4-6 new haiku on Memorial Day

email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Monday, May 27)


for 05/28 do the following 3 reading/writing assignments

(14) Read The Silence Between Us by Wally Swist (05-Wally Swist SilenceBook.pdf) and write the following writing response: find three favorite haiku from Wally Swist and write a short response paragraphs about them.
 
(15) reading response: find an interesting "matched pair" of haiku (one from Wally Swist and one from Peggy Lyles or MAYFLY) to read side by side. write a short analysis of the writing strategies and techniques used in these haiku. (not reader response but analysis of writing techniques such as line break, word choice, arrangement, rhythm, sounds, emphasis, break, voice, tone, attitude, etc.). one page maximum for your analysis (half a page is fine).
 
(16) haiku write: go for a walk (by yourself or with friends) and write haiku that come to you from just being out there. (5-8 haiku from the outdoors)

email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Tuesday, May 28)


for 05/29 do the following 2 reading/writing assignments
 
(17) reading: Almost Unseen by George Swede (06-GeorgeSwedeHaiku.pdf) and do the writing response: find three favorite haiku from the George Swede handout and write a short response paragraph about each.
 
(18) haiku writing: write 4-6 new haiku inspired from reading George Swede's haiku

email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Wednesday, May 29)


for 05/30 do the following reading/writing assignments

In class ZOOM Kukai 2 at 6:30-7:00pm – 05/30/2024

Kukai 2 Favorites: read the haiku written by students in this class. They are all anonymous until KUKAI. You will receive a PDF of these haiku & invite to our ZOOM KUKAI. They are also available on our web site as a link. You may choose as many haiku as you like. Try to choose at least 5-10 haiku (or more if you like more).

(19) Kukai 2 Favorites: read the haiku written by students in this class. Indicate the numbers of your 5-10 favorites and write reading responses to 2 favorites.
 
(20) Read Chapters Five and Six - The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku (pages 83-109) and write about three favorite haiku from this portion of the book.
 
(21) reading: Gail Sher - Guide for Beginning Haiku Writers (07-Sher-GuideForBeginningHaiku.pdf) and write your reading response: Compare Gail Sher's suggestions for writing haiku with the introduction in Peggy Lyles' book (one page max).
 
(22) haiku write: 4-6 new haiku on OPEN topic

email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Thursday, May 30)


for 05/31 do the following reading/writing assignments
 
(22) reading response: compare the genesis of discourse for two authors (George Swede or Wally Swist or Aubrie Cox or Peggy Lyles). By genesis of discourse, I mean WHERE do these writers find their haiku? Why do they choose to write haiku about these moments? What is the source of significance worth turning into a literary artwork for them?
 
(23) write 4-6 haiku on working out, exercise, getting healthy, yoga, meditation, finding peacefulness.

email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Friday, May 31)


for 06/01 or 06/02 - OPTIONAL extra credit assignment!

Listen to 1 or 2 episodes of the HAIKU TALK YouTube podcast:
 
https://www.youtube.com/@HaikuTalk

To get 10 points extra credit, just write about the haiku featured in the episode or something you learned by listening to Ben Gaa's reading of the haiku. You get 10 points for each episode you watch! Email your response to the HAIKU TALK episode responses any time throughout this class for extra credit.
 
(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your extra credit by midnight Sunday, June 02)


for 06/03 do the following assignments
 
(24) reading: handout of haiku from School's Out by Randy Brooks (08-RandyBrooksHaiku.pdf) and do the writing response: find three favorite haiku from Brooks and write a short response paragraph about each.
 
(25) Read Chapter 13 - The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku (pages 187-200) and write about one favorite haiku from this portion of the book.
 
(26) write 4-6 new haiku - employing contemplation or meditation in your quiet space. Find a quiet place on campus or at your home to sit, close your eyes, breathe easy and just relax . . . DON'T FALL ASLEEP. FALL AWAKE and write some new haiku.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Monday, June 03)


for 06/04 do the following assignments
 
(27) reading: Love Haiku by Masajo Suzuki (09-Masajo-LoveHaiku.pdf) and do the reading responses: find three favorite haiku by Masajo and write a short response paragraph to them.
 
(28) reading response: find one more favorite haiku by Masajo Suzuki. Let your response be a more extended imaginative memory or purely fictional piece about someone spinning off the third Masajo haiku as its starting point. End your short fictional piece with a 2-3 haiku. Your fictional piece should be 1 page max.
 
(29) writing love haiku or senryu: write 4-6 love or anti-love haiku. Not necessarily all lovey-dovey cliches, but love, crushes, first date, breaking up, unrequited love, good friends, bitterness about love, winter dance, sock hop, blind date, romance, vampire love, and so on . . .
 
(30) Reader Response Essay Proposa due midnight 06/04l (one paragraph max.) - email me your Author or Haiku topic:

These essays are due Tuesday June 11. I need to know your proposed intended topic or author by Tuesday at midnight, June 04.

Think about what or who you'd like to write about for your contemporary haiku reader response essay.
 
See the bibliography of ONLINE books and exhibits available: A Bibliography of Online Books, Journals and Exhibitions on Haiku, Senryu and Tanka in English
 
http://www.brooksbookshaiku.com/MillikinHaiku/bibliographies/OnlineHaikuBooks.pdf
 
Here are guidelines for this assignment (also see 16-Sample-ReaderResponseHaikuessay.pdf):
haiku author or topic study:
 
A formal essay introducing a particular contemporary author, topic or technical approach to contemporary haiku readers. This is a reader-response essay, so the primary source for your essay will be your own readings and analyses of 6-10 haiku. If you are doing an author focus, discuss your author's approach to writing haiku. You may choose to write about a haiku topic instead of an author, with reader responses to 6-10 haiku related to that topic. Matching comparisons with haiku by other authors are always valued in all approaches to this essay. This can focus on one book by the author in the form of a book review essay or on a particular theme or technical approach to haiku by the author.

o focus on a point of insight or question about that author's unique contribution o include response discussions of 6-10 haiku by the author

o optional to include at a matching comparison to a haiku by another author (or more)

o may include email or in-person interview questions to help address the haiku writer's poetics

The Haiku Foundation has a Haiku Poets Registry that may be helpful in getting a preview of certain authors: https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/haiku- registry/
 
Length? 3-5 pages single-spaced. Citations? Full citation of each source within text first time mentioned (followed by haiku citation convention of author, publication title abbreviated, page number) for subsequent mentions. Yes, do include a works-cited page.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Tuesday, June 04)


for 06/05 do the following assignments
 
(31) Read MILKWEED: Selected Haiku & Senryu of Alexis Rotella (27-RotellaMILKWEED.pdf) and do the reader response: write response paragraphs for three favorite haiku from Alexis Rotella.
 
(32) haiku writing: 4-6 new haiku OPEN TOPIC

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Wednesday, June 05)


for 06/06 do the following assignments

In class ZOOM (Matching Contest) 3 at 6:30-7:00pm – 06/06/2024

Matching Contest: read the matched pairs of haiku written by students in this class. They are all anonymous until KUKAI. You will receive a PDF of these haiku & invite to our ZOOM KUKAI. They are also available on our web site as a link.

(33) Matching Contest: read the haiku written by students in this class. You will receive a PDF of these haiku & invite to our ZOOM. Write about your favorite match of haiku from our matching contest kukai. (Do this after our ZOOM gathering.)
 
(34) reading: The Haiku Anthology (10-TheHaikuAnthology.pdf) and do the reader response: write response paragraphs for three favorite haiku from the The Haiku Anthology.
 
(35) haiku writing: 4-6 new haiku OPEN TOPIC

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Thursday, June 06)


for 06/07 do the following assignments
 
(36) reading: "An Introduction to Haiku" (11- IntroJapaneseHaiku.pdf) and write about 2 favorite haiku
 
(37) reading response: Old Pond Comics about the Japanese masters at http://www.oldpondcomics.com/masters.html and write a reader response about 1 favorite Old Pond Comic

OR TRY TO DRAW YOUR OWN HAIKU COMIC! (10 points extra credit)

(38) Read Chapters Eight - The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku (pages 125-137) and write about three favorite haiku from this portion of the book.
 
(39) writing haiku: open topic 4-6 haiku

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Friday, June 07)


for 06/10 do the following assignments
 
(40) reading: Haiku Guy, pages 1-19 and 43-53 (13-HaikuGuy1-19 and 43-53.pdf) and doing this writing response:

Practice the exercise of stop, look, and listen as described in the book. Find something, whether it be in your dorm, on campus, or somewhere where you can sit quietly without distraction and observe a particular thing, area, or person. Then, write about what you observed, describing what stuck out to you. Write 3-4 haiku from this exercise.

(41) Read Chapters ten - The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku (pages 147-160) and write about three favorite haiku from this portion of the book.
 
(42) writing response: Compare the advice given to BuckTeeth of poets Mido and Kuro. What do you think of each of their advice? Which appeals to you more? Explain why.
 
(43) Write 2-3 haiku following Kuro's advice, and 2-3 haiku following Mido's approach.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your assignments by midnight Monday, June 10)


for 06/11 complete the following assignments
 
(44) Contemporary Haiku Reader Response Essays due. FAQs:

Length? 3-5 pages single-spaced.

Citations? Full citation of each source within text first time mentioned (followed by haiku citation convention of author, publication title abbreviated, page number) for subsequent mentions.

Yes, do include a works-cited page.

Yes, give your essay a title.

Abby Park - xxxxx
Alanna Smith - xxxxx
Alex Wozniak - xxxxx
Bella Mattaliano - xxxxx
Blake Wiebe - xxxxx
Chance Cole - xxxxx
Collin Applegate - xxxxx
Corlyn Davis - xxxxx
Danielle Piper - xxxxx
Hailie Schafman - xxxxx
Jacob Bullock - xxxxx
Kendra Hentz - xxxxx
Kylie Villarreal - xxxxx
Lauren Killian - xxxxx
Reed Pierson - xxxxx
Tara Becker - xxxxx
Terrion White - xxxxx
Thomas Hill - xxxxx

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your essay by midnight Tuesday, June 11)


for 06/12 do the following assignments
 
(45) Signature Haiga – combine your favorite haiku written for this class with a photograph or artwork
 
(46) reading response writing: Chapter 2 of Matsuo Bashô by Ueda (14-Basho-Chapter2-byUeda.pdf). Select three favorite haiku from Bashô. Write a paragraph response to these three haiku.
 
(47) Read Chapters eleven - The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku (pages 161-169) and write about three favorite haiku from this portion of the book.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your essay by midnight Wednesday, June 12)


for 06/13 do the following assignments

In class ZOOM Kukai Final 3 at 6:30-7:00pm – 06/13/2024

Kukai 3 Favorites: read the haiku written by students in this class. They are all anonymous until KUKAI. You will receive a PDF of these haiku & invite to our ZOOM KUKAI. They are also available on our web site as a link. You may choose as many haiku as you like. Try to choose at least 5-10 haiku (or more if you like more).

(48) Kukai 3 Favorites: read the haiku written by students in this class. Indicate the numbers of your 5-10 favorites and write reading responses to 2 favorites.
 
(49) Haiku Collection due: gather your best haiku from the course, collected with a preface about your understanding or approach to writing haiku.

Guidelines on final collections (see 23-finalcollections-guidelines.pdf):
 
You may make your collection as a PDF PowerPoint or Prezzi digital presentation. Select and organize your best haiku & senryu & haibun & renga into a collection. You may want to write them in a little booklet, prepare a PowerPoint or print them in a binder or slide presentation.
 
Give your collection a title and a © 2024 page. Include a dedication if you would like to.
 
Be sure to write an author's introduction to your collection which explains your title and expresses your approach or why these are the ones you have included in your collection (your poetics preface).

OPTIONAL - ask a reading partner to write a short introduction to your collection, maybe pointing out one or two favorites—or their observation about something unique about your haiku (the reader's introduction). The reader's introduction should help strangers appreciate and value your collection.

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your essay by midnight Thursday, June 13)


for 06/14 do the following final reflection assignments
 
(50) Review haiku you have written from the kukai, matching contest, and from your final haiku collection. Write about why 5 of your haiku are your favorites.
 
(51) Write a short reflection essay on how your life has been enriched by learning more about the literary art of reading and writing haiku. What has the art of haiku taught you that will be of value in your professional, social and personal life?

(email Dr. Brooks (rbrooks@millikin.edu) your essay by midnight Friday, June 14)


No late assignments will be accepted after midnigh, Sunday, June 16.

Final grades will be submitted by noon on Monday, June 17, 2024