Poetry at Beinecke Library

The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series Recordings

Posted in Beinecke Collections, Readings at Beinecke by beineckepoetry on December 18, 2006


Recordings of events in the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series are now available for streaming from the Beinecke Library. The collection finding aid can be found at the following site: The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series. The collection includes recordings of annual Yale student poetry readings, as well as readings by established and published contemporary American poets. Readings in the series have been recorded since 2002; poets represented in this collection include Elizabeth Alexander, Sherman Alexie, Robert Creeley, Kwame Dawes, Rita Dove, Debra Magpie Earling, Forrest Gander, Peter Gizzi, Louise Gluck, Jorie Graham, Matthea Harvey, William Heyen, LeAnne Howe, Susan Howe, Alan Jenkins, Allison Joseph, Ann Lauterbach, Marijane Meaker, Marilyn Nelson, Michael Palmer, Claudia Rankine, Adrienne Rich, Lisa Steinman, Arthur Sze, Cole Swensen, Rodrigo Toscano, Elizabeth Willis, and C. D. Wright. For more information contact the series curator, Nancy Kuhl, at nancy.kuhl@yale.edu.

Gustaf Sobin Archive

Posted in Beinecke Collections, Poetry at Yale by beineckepoetry on December 18, 2006

The Yale Collection of American Literature has acquired the archive of poet and novelist Gustaf Sobin (1935-2005), an American who lived most of his adult life in Provence. Sobin was the author some 27 books, including primarily books of poetry and novels (some translated into several languages), but also collections of essays, children’s books, and works of translation.

The archive includes drafts, notebooks, manuscripts, correspondence, translation notes, research notes, and unpublished work. Key correspondents include Rene Char, Tina Jolas, James Laughlin, Eliot Weinberger, Clayton Eshleman, Charles Tomlinson, Nathaniel Mackey, Rachel DuPlessis, John Berger, Michael Palmer, Pierre Joris, Paul Hoover, and Dominique Fourcade. The archive also includes books and other printed materials that served as source or research material for 8 of Sobin’s books; much of this material is heavily annotated by Sobin. The archive will be open for research in the near future; for more information contact nancy.kuhl@yale.edu.