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Congratulations to Cave Canem, awarded the National Book Foundation’s Literarian Award for service to the American literary community.
September 20, 2016
African American literary and artistic achievements are showcased in a new exhibition, “Destined to Be Known: The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection at 75,” at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. The exhibition runs Sept. 23–Dec. 10 in the library, 121 Wall St. It is free and open to the public.
September 20, 2016
Please join us for a reading by poet Elizabeth Alexander on Monday, October 10, 4:00 PM.
September 12, 2016
The Poetry Society of America will host a tribute to poet C. D. Wright in NYC on Wednesday, October 19.
September 12, 2016
Celebrating Carl Van Vechten, founder of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection, one valediction at a time.
September 9, 2016
Announcing new scholarship by H. D. Fellow Annette Debo: "Norman Holmes Pearson, Canon-Maker."
September 6, 2016
Announcing a new book by Beinecke H. D. Fellow Jeanne Heuving: In The Transmutation of Love and Avant-Garde Poetics, Jeanne Heuving claims that a key achievement of poetry by Ezra Pound, H.D., Robert Duncan, Kathleen Fraser, Nathaniel Mackey, and others lies significantly in their engagement with the synergistic relations between being in love and writing love. These poets, she argues, have traded the clichéd lover of yore for impersonal or posthuman poetic speakers that sustain the gloire and mystery of love poetry of prior centuries. As Robert Duncan writes, “There is a love in which we are outcast and vagabond from what we are that we call ‘falling in love.’”
September 4, 2016

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