Cinquains explained
Read Crapsey's 28 original cinquains
Crapsey's influence as a poet
Links to cinquain resources
Timeline of Adelaide Crapsey's life
Cinquains by Aaron Toleos
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Adelaide Crapsey bibliography
An extensive bibliography by Karen Alkalay-Gut, author of Alone in the Dawn: The Life of Adelaide Crapsey (1988).

Adelaide Crapsey Papers
List of Crapsey materials held in special collection at the University of Rochester Library.

AMAZE: The Cinquain Journal
A webzine dedicated to developing, promoting, and publishing cinquains in the traditional form established by Adelaide Crapsey.

An Introduction to the American Cinquain
An article by Denis Garrison, editor emeritus of the webzine AMAZE: The Cinquain Journal.

Cornhuskers (1918), by Carl Sandburg
The poem "Adelaide Crapsey" is included in this collection by Carl Sandburg that won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1919. Available online through the American Verse Project.

Daddy-Long-Legs (1912), by Jean Webster
It is believed that Crapsey was the model for the main character in this novel written by her college roommate, Jean Webster, who was the grand-niece of Mark Twain. Available online through Project Gutenberg.

Discovering Adelaide Crapsey: Confessions of a Convert
Biographer Karen Alkalay-Gut discusses how her fascination with Crapsey evolved.

Japanese Haiku to American Cinquain
An essay from the World Haiku Review by Debra Woolard Bender.

Jean Webster Papers
List of Crapsey materials held in the Jean Webster Papers collection at the Vassar College Library. Webster was Crapsey's college roommate and best friend.

Modern American Poetry (1919)
Editor Louis Untermeyer selected three of Crapsey's poems for this anthology that has been made available online at

Verse (1922), by Adelaide Crapsey
The original collection of Crapsey's poetry as made available online through the American Verse Project.

Verse (2004) - Buy it at
Kessinger Publishing issued a paperback version of Crapsey's book in December 2004. You can buy it at Amazon for $15.95.

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