Higginson Poetry collection, undated
Identifier: Mss 0112
Scope and Contents
This collection contains poetry chapbooks that were collected by New Jersey poet, author, translator, and editor William J. Higginson. The chapbooks are from a variety of authors including John Canaday, Craig Czury, and Pablo Medina. They are untitled and undated and each contains a brief biography and a selection of poems by the author.
- 1979 and undated
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research use.
Conditions Governing Use
All materials available in this collection (unless otherwise noted) are the property of the Monsignor William Noé Field Archives & Special Collections Center and Seton Hall University, which reserves the right to limit access to or reproduction of these materials. Reproduction of materials or content is subject to United States copyright restrictions and may be subject to federal or state privacy regulations. Permission to publish exact reproductions must be obtained from the Director of the Archives and Special Collections Center.
Biographical / Historical
William J. Higginson was born in New York City in 1938. He joined the United States Air Force in the early 1960s, and during this time he studied Japanese at Yale and served two years in Japan. This experience led to his interest in haiku and renku poetry, and in 1968 he became one of the charter members of the Haiku Society of America. In 1975 he founded From Here Press in Paterson, New Jersey, which primarily published poetry chapbooks. Throughout his career he wrote many poems, as well as a number of nonfiction books. One of his books, The Haiku Handbook, is one of the most widely-read English-language haiku books.
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Language of Materials
The Higginson poetry collection consists of poetry chapbooks collected by William J. Higginson, a poet, author, translator, and editor who founded From Here Press in Paterson, New Jersey.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection is the gift of William and Penny Higginson to the Archives and Special Collections Center in 2007.
- Higginson Poetry collection, undated
- Brianna LoSardo
- 2 August 2017
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- Finding aid written in English.