Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities
Poets photographed by Carl Van Vechten, including images featured in the exhibition Living Portraits: Carl Van Vechten’s Color Photographs of African Americans, 1939-1964, on view at the Beinecke Library from April 30 through June 30, 2009. Langston Hughes, 1942
April 27, 2009
A handmade journal of poetry, paintings, designs, and photographs created by a group of young women, including poet Sara Teasdale who later won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1918). Images: Teasdale’s “Guenevere,” with accompanying illustrations by Williamina Parrish in The Potter’s Wheel; Teasdale’s and Parrish's signature marks, 19 April 07 (Sara Teasdale Papers, ZA Teasdale); photograph of Sara Teasdale, 1914 (Uncat ZA Ms 140).
April 23, 2009
Play de Blues / Misery -- Image by Aaron Douglas, poem by Langston Hughes, from Six Poems, . (detail)
April 20, 2009
Photographs of poets by poet, editor, and photographer Jonathan Williams (collection record in Orbis: Jonathan Williams Photographs; view additional images from this collection). Robert Duncan
April 16, 2009
Modernist Little Magazines & Poetry Reviews Little Review, September 1917 *** Blast, June 20, 1914 (more images from this issue)
April 11, 2009
Visual Poetry by K.S. Ernst; locate full descriptions of these and additional examples of Ernst's work in the Yale Collection American Literature in Orbis. Drop Caps: G , 2006 *** [Texture-- rough around the edges 2, 2003]
April 9, 2009
New acquisitions, unique documents, and visual and textual curiosities from the collections.