Well known on campus and around the world as a site of important historical documents of all kinds, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript is also a regional and national center of the living art of American Poetry. In addition to collecting significant contemporary poetry books and archives and hosting the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series, a dynamic series of readings and related events on campus, the Beinecke’s Yale Collection of American Literature is co-sponsoring a Fall 2020 poetry seminar with the Departments of English and American Studies: Film, Music and Art in John Ashbery’s Poetry. Professor Karin Roffman, will lead the course.
For more information about Poetry, Film, Music and Art: John Ashbery’s Work, contact Professor Karin Roffman or Nancy Kuhl, Curator of Poetry, Yale Collection of American Literature.
Pictured: Fjord (1972), collage by John Ashbery