Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Traditions
Spring 2018 • Dr. Randy Brooks


iced over windshield
almost late for work
bent debit card


by Deion Corly


first week back
dollar beers
ah, I'm home


by Joshua Mysliwjec

Haibun & Memoir Writing

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2 Haibun Attempts

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Matching Haiku Contests

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Advanced Studies in Poetry:
Global Haiku Traditions

Course Description

IN202, 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 Spring 2018 (PDF file)

Students in Spring 2018 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2018

Final Exam Reading:
May 17, 2-4pm, 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.

Kukai Favorite Selections

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Haiku Editing Sessions

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Global Haiku Students Spring 2018





Allyson Isenhower

Alyssa Rodriguez

Andrew Cliatt

Deion Corley





Elizabeth Pillow

Jesal Sheth

Joshua Mysliwjec

Kaitlyn Foster





Katherine Goethals

Lexi Doss

Morgan Bettner

Nicole Wells





Rachel Humphrey

Rory Arnold

Ryan McDonald

Travis Voorhees


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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