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.
  • Maggot and Crow

    November 1, 2019

  • Into the archives! (Yale Daily News)

    October 31, 2019

  • Exploring James Baldwin’s celebrity and mystery at the Beinecke

    October 28, 2019

  • Yale Younger Poet prizewinners and judges discuss the honor and their craft

    October 21, 2019

  • Marilyn Nelson, Poetry Reading

    October 7, 2019

    JOIN US for a poetry reading by Marilyn Nelson Thursday, October 24, 4:00 PM Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street Yale Collection of...