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Archival Haiku



More than 50 haiku written by archivists about the profession are captured in this clever collection. Haiku—a Japanese poetry form using five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables—was a featured segment in the “Archives After Hours: The Light, Literary, and Lascivious Side of Archives” session at “Sustainable Archives: AUSTIN 2009,” the Joint Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists and the Council of State Archivists in Austin, Texas, in August 2009. We can only guess what you’re thinking:

Archival haiku???
It’s true! Read this collection
and you’ll want to, too.