Accession MS COLL 00460 - Marshall Hryciuk Papers

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Marshall Hryciuk Papers


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10 boxes (2 metres)

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Biographical history

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, 2005.

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This accession consists primarily of small press materials – imprints, chapbooks, zines, broadsides, as well as a number of small press catalogues – that Hryciuk has collected over the years. It’s a broad selection, and includes materials from many noted Canadian small press publishers, including Curvd H&z, Underwhich Editions, Gesture, above/ground press, Unfinished Monuments, and numerous self-published materials. Among the authors represented are bp nichol, jw curry, Stuart Ross, David UU, Mark Laba, Rob McLennan and Gary Barwin, among many others.

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Boxes 1-6 contain the small press imprints and are in the order that they are listed in this aid.

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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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