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Beinecke Poetry Recordings

The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series on line finding aid for streaming audio of poetry readings at the Beinecke Library has recently been updated to include 2006 and 2007 readings by John Ashbery, Fanny Howe, Terrance Hayes, Major Jackson, Ron Padgett, and Natasha Trethewey, this year's Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry. The 2007 Yale Student Poets reading, featuring Georgiana Banita, Mary Daniel, Rebecca Dinerstein, Adam Eaker, David Gorin, David Griswold, Erich Matthes, Chiara Scully, Jenni Sorkin, and Samantha Tonini has also been posted. These readings as well as many others recorded since 2002 can be streamed directly from the finding aid: Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series.

Beginning in fall 2007, recordings of many events in the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series will be available as podcasts that can be downloaded as well as streamed directly from the web. The first podcasted event, Charles Bernstein's October 2007 poetry reading, is now available: Charles Bernstein Reading at the Beinecke Library MP3. New podcasts of recent readings will be added to the following page as soon as they become available: Beinecke Library Readings: Podcasts and Steaming Audio.

Image: A reading by famous poets of selections from their own works. From the Bryher Papers.


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Temporary Reading Room Hours 
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.

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