American artist, poet, writer, publisher, composer, and educator. The archive contains papers collected or generated by Higgins,
documenting his involvement with Fluxus and happenings, pattern and concrete poetry, new music, and small press publishing
from 1972 to 1994, with some letters dated as early as 1960.
Dick Higgins is known for his extensive literary, artistic and theoretical activities. Along with his writings in poetry,
theory and scholarship, Higgins published the well-known Something Else Press and was a cooperative member of Unpublished/Printed
Editions; co-founded Fluxus and Happenings; wrote performance and graphic notations for theatre, music, and non-plays; and
produced and created paintings, sculpture, films and the large graphics series 7.7.73. Higgins received numerous grants and
prizes in support of his many endeavors.
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