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Poetry at Beinecke Library

The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at the Beinecke Library will cosponsor a centenary celebration of Richard Wright’s writing and life on September 23, 2008, from 4-6 pm in the lecture hall at the
September 10, 2008
All events are free and open to the public; additions and changes will be posted on line: To receive announcements about readings at Yale Univeristy, subscribe to the Yale-Readings ListServ. Fall 2008 Readings at Yale University Richard Wright: A Centenary Celebration
September 8, 2008
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


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