Accession MS COLL 00401 - Marshall Hryciuk Papers

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Marshall Hryciuk Papers


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27 boxes and 1 folder (6 metres)

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Marshall Hryciuk was born in Hamilton, Ont., in 1951. He received his B.A in Philosophy from the University of Toronto in 1975, where he began to write poetry. He published his first poem in Acta Victoriana and his first book, fine wing: a butterfly cycle of lyrical poems in 1978. .His poetry has earned him the moniker the "King of Canadian Haiku." He is the author of several books of poetry, including the i love Lucy manuscript (1992), Persimmon Moons (1998), Charge of the Leit Motif (2003), Prose Karen (2007) and In Search of Tatiana (2013). He was president of Haiku Canada between 1992 and 1997. In 1982, he was one of the founders and editors of Inkstone, a magazine devoted to haiku. He currently resides in Toronto.

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Gift of Marshall Hryciuk, 2003.

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Includes material from Hryciuk’s body of work as a poet (the ‘King of Canadian Haiku’), publisher, etc. including Imago Press; Cannon Book Distribution Company; Marshall Hryciuk Book Distribution; Inkstone Press; Hryciuk’s dealings with Chapters, etc.; correspondence from authors, publishers, editors, printers, Haiku Societies; Hryciuk’s time as President of Haiku Canada from 1992-1997; No Holds Barred; fine wing; winnowing; idioms of krete; persimmon moons; and many other publications; philosophy course notes; personal correspondence; many Haiku, Renku and other poetry styles; manuscripts from other authors; small press related material, mostly in the U.S. and Canada

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form:

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  • English

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Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto

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