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
About this website

About was launched in 2005 as a master's thesis project for Aaron Toleos, then a graduate student at Salem State College.

His goal was to create the most comprehensive website available on Adelaide Crapsey and the American cinquain. has attracted a steady stream of visitors since it was launched and has received visits from researchers in at least 72 different countries.

Aaron continues to maintain and update and welcomes correspondence, questions, and suggestions.

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