Voices from the Beinecke Library


Fore-edge photograph of a collection of programs issued by the Writer’s Forum reading series at SUNY Brockport, 1968-1975. The collection was complied by poet William Heyen, one-time director of the Forum. Each program includes a poem by and a photograph of the featured poet; most are signed by the poet. Poets represented include: W.S. Merwin, Diane Wakoski, John Hollander, Richard Wilbur, Galway Kinnell, William Stafford, Robert Creeley, John Berryman, Robert Bly, Nadine Gordimer, Louis Simpson, Erica Jong, C.K. Williams, Richard Howard, Carolyn Kizer, Ishmael Reed, Robert Bly, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, John Ashbery, Anne Sexton, Allen Ginsberg, Adrienne Rich, Richard Hugo, Marge Piercy, James Tate, William Matthews, Richard Eberhart, among others. Related collections: William Heyen Papers; Heyen Papers Addition; Al Poulin and Boa Editions Papers; additional materials may be located in the Beinecke Library's Uncataloged Acquisitions Database.


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