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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 NoƩ 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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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.

Related Materials

These chapbooks were part of a larger collection of poetry books donated by William J. Higginson, which can be found in the library catalog.

Higginson Poetry collection, undated
Brianna LoSardo
2 August 2017
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the The Monsignor Field Archives & Special Collection Center Repository

Archives, Walsh Library
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange NJ 07079 US