Poetry at Beinecke Library

Poetry collections, events, and news.
  • Poem: I look at the world (New York Times)

    November 30, 2023

  • Louise Glück, Nobel laureate and beloved Yale mentor

    October 13, 2023

  • Joy Harjo wins Yale’s 2023 Bollinger Prize for American Poetry (Connecticut Public Radio)

    February 22, 2023

  • Festival encourages writers of all stripes (The Beacon)

    February 21, 2023

  • Joy Harjo photo courtesty of MasterClass

    Joy Harjo wins Yale’s 2023 Bollingen Prize for Poetry

    February 14, 2023

  • Beinecke Library unites past and present in spring exhibit (Yale Daily News)

    February 8, 2023

  • How Janet Malcolm Created Her Own Personal Archive (LitHub)

    January 18, 2023

  • Beinecke Top Tens: The Waste Land

    October 25, 2022

    In honor of the centennial of T.S. Eliot’s landmark poem, The Waste Land, here are ten Waste Land highlights from the Beinecke’s collections. 1...
  • III. Charting The Waste Land-Scape

    October 25, 2022

    The Waste Land can be thought of as a kind of “Land”-scape. As Pound predicted, the poem did indeed turn out to be “very important”: it has left an undeniable...
  • II. Publication Landmarks of The Waste Land

    October 24, 2022

    First Publication: The Criterion Za Zc96, Folder: Za.Zc96.1:1 This centennial marks The Waste Land’s initial publication in The Criterion , an English journal...