Millikin University Course

Global Haiku Traditions
Spring 2017 • Dr. Randy Brooks


little fingers
reaching for my fries
     for the third time


by Olivia Gonzalez


my eyes are closed
all i see
the stars that aren't there


by Amanda Donohoe

Haibun & Memoir Writing

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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 2017 (PDF file)

Students in Spring 2017 Global Haiku Tradition

Assignments Guide for Spring 2017

Final Exam: 2pm, May 18, 2017
location: Kirkland 128
open to the public

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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