Melissa Barton is Curator of Drama and Prose for the Yale Collection of American Literature at Beinecke Library. She curated the major 2017 exhibition “Gather Out of Star-Dust: The Harlem Renaissance and The Beinecke Library” and wrote the companion volume Gather Out of Star-Dust: A Harlem Renaissance Album, available from Yale University Press. Her exhibit “Richard Wright’s Native Son on Stage and Screen” appears as part of Beinecke’s spring 2018 exhibition “The Art of Collaboration.” Melissa earned her Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago.
Nancy Kuhl is Curator of Poetry for the Yale Collection of American Literature at Beinecke Library. She is the author of exhibition catalogs, including, Intimate Circles: American Women in the Arts, The Book Remembers Everything: The Work of Erica Van Horn, and poetry collections including Pine to Sound, Suspend and The Wife of the Left Hand. She is co-editor of Phylum Press, a small poetry publisher (www.phylumpress.com). Additional information and examples of Kuhl’s work can be found online: www.phylumpress.com/nancykuhl.htm.
A discussion of the development of the Yale Collection of American Blogs Poetry at Beinecke Library and African American Studies at Beinecke Library by the blogs’ creators can be found on line: Blogging at the Beinecke: Promoting Special Collections in the 21st Century.