occasional poetry, Harold B. Lee Library HBLL, retirement, farewell, parody, library school


Occasional poetry and parodies written by Richard Hacken from the 1980s to 2016 in honor of libraries and librarians:

In chronological order from the Harold B. Lee Library: John Taylor; Janet O. Francis; Gerald K. Dick; Sterling Albrecht; Roy Daniel; Keith Stirling; Don Howard; Haybron Adams; Christina Almond; Marvin Wiggins; Gary Gillum; Susan Fales; Randy Olsen; Richard Jensen; Karen Griggs; Deb Hatch; Julene Butler; Mark Grover; Tom Wright; Marianne Siegmund

Occasions: retirements, HBLL Christmas parties, introductions, farewells, BYU Library School reunion

From Northwestern University: Jeff Garrett. From Harvard University: Charles Fineman. From University of Wisconsin: Barbara Walden. From University of Pennsylvania: Stephen Lehmann. From Paris Review: X. J. Kennedy. From Yale University: Jeffry Larson. From Rutgers University: Tom Izbicki.

Poets parodied: Clement Clark Moore; Gilbert and Sullivan; Robert W. Service; Vachel Lindsay; Samuel Coleridge, Robert Frost and parodied lyrics sung to various songs.

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Harold B. Lee Library

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Full Professor