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The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Recordings

Recordings of events in the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series are now available for streaming from the Beinecke Library. The collection finding aid can be found at the following site: The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series. The collection includes recordings of annual Yale student poetry readings, as well as readings by established and published contemporary American poets. Readings in the series have been recorded since 2002; poets represented in this collection include Elizabeth Alexander, Kwame Dawes, Rita Dove, Allison Joseph, Marilyn Nelson, and Claudia Rankine among many others. For more information contact the series curator, Nancy Kuhl, at


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