Poetry at Beinecke Library
Born in 1920, Barbara Guest is associated with the group of poets known as the first generation of the New York school of poetry, including Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery, and James Schuyler. This group, active in the 1950’s, was heavily influenced by abstract expressionist and surrealist art. She continued to write innovative poetry and prose throughout the late twentieth century until her death in February of 2006.
February 5, 2007
Terrance Hayes & Major Jackson, Poetry Reading Thursday , February 1st, 4 pm Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Contact: email@example.com Auden at 100: a Centenary Celebration of W.H. Auden Readings and performances by Anne Fadiman, Langdon Hammer, John Hollander, Richard Lalli, Penelope Laurans, J. D. McClatchy, & Edward Mendelson Wednesday, February 21st, 5 pm
January 19, 2007
The Yale Collection of American Literature has acquired the archive of poet and novelist Gustaf Sobin (1935-2005), an American who lived most of his adult life in Provence. Sobin was the author some 27 books, including primarily books of poetry and novels (some translated into several languages), but also collections of essays, children’s books, and works of translation.
December 18, 2006
Claude McKay (1890-1948), one of the major figures of the Harlem Renaissance, wrote several collections of poetry, novels, short stories, non-fiction, and autobiographical books. He lived in the United States, primarily in New York, from 1913-1919, and then spent most of the next 15 years in England, Russia, France, Spain, and Morocco before returning to New York in 1934.
November 14, 2006