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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, Sherman Alexie, Robert Creeley, Kwame Dawes, Rita Dove, Debra Magpie Earling, Forrest Gander, Peter Gizzi, Louise Gluck, Jorie Graham, Matthea Harvey, William Heyen, LeAnne Howe, Susan Howe, Alan Jenkins, Allison Joseph, Ann Lauterbach, Marijane Meaker, Marilyn Nelson, Michael Palmer, Claudia Rankine, Adrienne Rich, Lisa Steinman, Arthur Sze, Cole Swensen, Rodrigo Toscano, Elizabeth Willis, and C. D. Wright. For more information contact the series curator, Nancy Kuhl, at


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