In honor of National Poetry Month, throughout April the Beinecke Library's Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities will feature poetry-related collection materials from the Yale Collection of American Literature and the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of African American Arts and Letters. Stop by often--new posts will be added twice a week.
April 4, 2009
Please join us for a Yale student poetry reading on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009, at 4:00pm. Student poets reading their work include: Rebecca Dinerstein, Elisa Gonzalez, David Gorin, Jordan Jacks, Rosanna Oh, James Pollack, Chiara Scully.
March 24, 2009
The Poetry Society of America has awarded Yale Lecturer Richard Deming the 2009 Norma Farber First Book Award for his collection of poems Let's Not Call It Consequence. The book was selected by this year's judge, poet Martha Ronk. In her award citation, Ronk wrote:
March 9, 2009
A three-judge panel has named Allen Grossman the 2009 winner of Yale University’s Bollingen Prize in American Poetry.
February 16, 2009
Susan Howe and David Grubbs Poetry Reading & Musical Performance Tuesday, February 10, 4:00 pm Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series
January 21, 2009
Eartha Kitt (January 17, 1927 – December 25, 2008), photographed by Carl Van Vechten on October 19, 1954.
January 7, 2009
The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies announced today that Yale poet and professor Elizabeth Alexander will read at the swearing in of President-elect Barack Obama on January 20th.
December 17, 2008