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Haikrostics / Hirschman, Jack A.., 1991

Identifier: CC-09240-9421

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Scope and Contents

Hirschman writes in a letter to the Sackners that this is the first example of a Haikrostic, a poetic form of 24 or 25 syllables in contrast to the three line, 12 syllable haiku. Further, the first letters of every word add up to the name of someone. In this work, most of the haikrostics spell out the names of living and dead poets. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.


  • Creation: 1991



0 See container summary (3 sheets (both sides, magic marker, tempera, ink, handwriting) in papercard (metal clip, magic marker)) ; 43 x 28 cm

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Custodial History

The Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, on loan from Ruth and Marvin A. Sackner and the Sackner Family Partnership.


Published: San Francisco, California : [Publisher not identified]. Signed by: J.A.H. (b.c.- cover). Nationality of creator: American. General: About 1 total copies. General: Added by: CONV; updated by: MARVIN.

Repository Details

Part of the The Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry Repository

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