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Originally printed in a signed & numbered edition of 50 copies

December 1998

Circulated at the
celebration for Dick Higgins
December 27, 1998
Judson Memorial Church
NYC
mesostics
for
dick higgins
by mIEKAL aND

1998
Xerox Sutra Editions
West Lima, Wisconsin
all words used
in this text are from
“foew&ombwhnw” by dick higgins
1967 • something else press

an animated version of the first 17 mesostics


can be found online @

www.joglars.org/mesostics

Xerox Sutra Editions


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2
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3
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5
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6
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8
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10
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29
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32
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34
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35
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36
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37
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38
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39
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words extracted from “foew&ombwhnw” by dick higgins