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.
  • Cooking from Georgia O’Keeffe’s Recipes (The New Yorker)

    March 5, 2020

  • At Home With Elizabeth Bishop (Poets & Writers)

    February 12, 2020

  • A Book So Far Ahead of Its Time, It Took 87 Years to Find a Publisher (New York Times)

    February 5, 2020

  • Never Too Late: Rachel Churner on the Late Style of Eileen Myles and Yvonne Rainer (Artforum, note: paywall)

    February 1, 2020

  • Rachel Blau DuPlessis Papers

    January 23, 2020

    The Beinecke Library is pleased to announce a newly acquired collection: the papers of Rachel Blau DuPlessis. DuPlessis is a contemporary American poet,...
  • Professor Crystal Feimster on the Long Civil Rights Movement (podcast)

    January 20, 2020