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James Campbell reviews The Letters of Langston Hughes in the Wall Street Journal
February 26, 2015
Nathaniel Mackey has been named the winner of Yale’s 2015 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, joining a list of past winners that includes such luminaries as Ezra Pound, Wallace Stevens, E.E. Cummings, and Marianne Moore.
February 2, 2015
The Beinecke Library has acquired a collection of promotional photographs related to the 1943 film Cabin in the Sky.
January 14, 2015
The Beinecke Library has acquired a collection of promotional photos related to the 1929 film Hallelujah.
January 14, 2015
Selected 2014 Scholarship, Artworks, News, and Notices from the Yale Collection of American Literature (** indicates Yale student author or artist).
December 23, 2014
Ben Glaser recently published an article in PMLA 129 no. 3 (May 2014), “Folk Iambics: Prosody, Vestiges, and Sterling Brown’s Outline for the Study of the Poetry of American Negroes.”
December 8, 2014
From The New York Times: "'A Chosen Exile,' by Allyson Hobbs" by Danzy SennaOne of the best birthday presents anybody ever gave me was a “calling card” by the conceptual artist Adrian Piper. I was in college at the time, and it felt like the ultimate inside joke handed from one racially ambiguous person to another.
December 5, 2014

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