Poetry at Beinecke Library
At commencement on May 26, 2008, Yale President Richard C. Levin awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree to poet and Bollingen Prize winner John Ashbery. Of Ashbery's contributions to the art of American poetry, Levin said:
May 27, 2008
An archive of correspondence, writings, and printed material by or relating to the poet Frank Stanford (YCAL MSS 295) are now available for use at the Beinecke Library.Stanford was born in southeast Mississippi in 1948.In the following year he was adopted by Dorothy Gilbert, and in 1952 relocated to Arkansas
May 5, 2008
The Archibald MacLeish Collection (MSS YCAL 38) and the Archibald MacLeish Collection Addition (YCAL MSS 269) consist of material -- correspondence, writings, personal papers, and sound recordings -- documenting the personal life, family history, and careers of Archibald and Ada MacLeish.
April 15, 2008
Please join us for a poetry reading by poet Joy Harjo on Wednesday, April 9th, at 4 pm, at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street (please note venue change). This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Library and the Native American Cultural Center at Yale. The reading is free and open to the public.
March 25, 2008