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2011-2012 University Catalogue
The University of the Arts
  Jan 20, 2018
2011-2012 University Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LALL 822 - Haiku: Classical to Contemporary

3 credits
A survey of Haiku poetry from its development in Japan to its influence on American and world poets of the 20th century. This short, enigmatic poetic form is approached from three perspectives. First, we will focus on understanding the craft of haiku and the use of that knowledge to interpret the individual poems. Second, the foundations of haikus aesthetic principles as they developed over the centuries in Japan. And third, the influence of Japanese haiku on such 20th century poets such as Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Wallace Stevens, and the Beat poets. Throughout the course, English language haiku of contemporary North American poets is read, and students write their own haiku verses.

Prerequisites LACR*102 or LACR*103