Yale Collection of American Literature

The Yale Collection of American Literature documents the creative lives, the artistic communities, and the literary achievements of American writers. The collectionis noted for its strength in nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first-century poetry, fiction, and dramatic writings. The archives of writers of diverse backgrounds underscore the collection’s interest in the indigenous and immigrant cultures that shape American literature.
  • Emily Bernard: Creativity in Isolation

    May 5, 2020

    We asked scholar, critic, and prize-winning essayist Emily Bernard what she has been thinking about, working on, and reading in this time of isolation and...
  • Belonging at Yale – Focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

    May 1, 2020

  • Preserving Your Personal Treasures

    April 24, 2020

  • 2020 Yale College Poets Reading Now Online

    April 21, 2020

    The annual Yale College Poets Reading sponsored by Yale Collection of American Literature (YCAL) reading series, cosponsored by the Creative Writing Program in...
  • Knit to This: A Pivot, in the Basement (Mason Dixon Knitting)

    April 18, 2020

  • Playwright Donald Margulies on Collage and Creativity

    April 9, 2020