American Poetry

Letters from writer and scholar Norman Holmes Pearson--now available online.
March 14, 2013
Ten fascinating manuscripts from the Yale Collection of American Literature.
March 1, 2013
The Yale Collection of American Literature includes extraordinarily holdings in alternative literary publications--the state of the art of contemporary poetry and prose.
February 24, 2013
The Yale Collection of American Literature is renowned for its outstanding Modernist-era literary archives and manuscript collections offering scholars access to writers’ creative practices, often within the context of their personal lives.
February 24, 2013
An example of the Collection’s great strength in printed, manuscript, and visual materials documenting American Poetry is its outstanding holdings of materials relating to the life and writing of Walt Whitman.
February 24, 2013


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