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Randy Brooks

Advisory Board Co-Chair; Web Designer
Decatur, Illinois

Randy BrooksDr. Randy Brooks directs the writing major at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, where he teaches courses on the global haiku tradition. He and his wife, Shirley Brooks, are coeditors and publishers of Brooks Books, formerly High/Coo Press, founded in 1976. They are editors of Mayfly magazine. Dr. Brooks is also Web editor for Modern Haiku magazine and electronic media officer for the Haiku Society of America. He has won many awards for his haiku, including the Harold G. Henderson Award in 1998.

tai chi
with my wife . . .
morning glories open

                                                                   school’s out—
                                                                   a boy follows his dog
                                                                   into the woods

creek water warm . . .
I swing the grapevine
up to my cousin


Publications by Randy Brooks

Where Will Mockingbird Nest? La Crosse, WI: Juniper Press, 1977.

The Rosebud Bursts. Battleground, IN: High/Coo Press, 1979.

Barbwire Holds Its Ground. Battleground, IN: High/Coo Press, 1981.

Me Too! Battleground, IN: High/Coo Press, 1985.

Midwest Haiku Anthology. Coeditor with Lee Gurga. Decatur,IL: High/Coo Press, 1992.

A Solitary Leaf: 1996 HSA Members Anthology. Coeditor with Lee Gurga. New York: Haiku Society of America, 1997.

The Homestead Cedars. Normal, IL: Saki Press, 1998.

In Her Blue Eyes. Decatur, IL: Brooks Books, 1998.

School’s Out: Selected Haiku. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1999.

Crows Talking Crow. Foster City, CA: Press Here, 1999.

Global Haiku: Twenty-five Poets World Wide. Coeditor with George Swede. Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press, 2000.

Broadside. Haiku With Legs. Brooks Books, (Taylorville, IL), 2015.

Walking the Fence: The Selected Tanka of Randy Brooks. Brooks Books, (Taylorville, IL), 2019.

The Art of Reading & Writing Haiku: A Reader Response Approach. Brooks Books, (Taylorville, IL), 2019.


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