The Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series on line finding aid for streaming audio of poetry readings at the Beinecke Library has recently been updated to include 2006 and 2007 readings by John Ashbery, Fanny Howe, Terrance Hayes, Major Jackson, Ron Padgett, and Natasha Trethewey, this year’s Pulitzer Prize winner for poetry. The 2007 Yale Student Poets reading, featuring Georgiana Banita, Mary Daniel, Rebecca Dinerstein, Adam Eaker, David Gorin, David Griswold, Erich Matthes, Chiara Scully, Jenni Sorkin, and Samantha Tonini has also been posted. These readings as well as many others recorded since 2002 can be streamed directly from the finding aid: Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series.
Beginning in fall 2007, recordings of many events in the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series will be available as podcasts that can be downloaded as well as streamed directly from the web. The first podcasted event, Charles Bernstein’s October 2007 poetry reading, is now available: Charles Bernstein Reading at the Beinecke Library MP3. New podcasts of recent readings will be added to the following page as soon as they become available: Beinecke Library Readings: Podcasts and Steaming Audio.
Image: A reading by famous poets of selections from their own works. From the Bryher Papers.
Please join us for a poetry reading by Frank Bidart on Tuesday, November 27th, 4 pm. This event is co-Sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series and the Department of English; the reading is free and open to the public. The poet will be introduced by Yale graduate student Erica Levy McAlpine. For additional information about readings at Beinecke Library visit: 2007-2008 Readings at Beinecke Library.
Frank Bidart is the winner of the 2007 Bollingen Prize for poetry. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including In the Western Night: Collected Poems, 1965-90, Desire, Star Dust, and Music Like Dirt. He has received the Wallace Stevens Award, the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize, and the Bobbitt Prize for Poetry. He has taught at Brandeis University and, since 1972, Wellesley College. In 2003 he was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.
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Please join us for poetry readings by Graham Foust and Elizabeth Robinson on Thursday, November 15, 2007, 4pm. This event is free and open to the public. For additional information about readings at Beinecke Library visit: 2007-2008 Readings at Beinecke Library.
Graham Foust is the author of three books of poetry, Necessary Stranger, Leave the Room to Itself, and As in Every Deafness and numerous poetry chapbooks. He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is currently the Director of the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing at St. Mary’s College of California.
Elizabeth Robinson is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Pure Descent, winner of the National Poetry Series, Apprehend, winner of the Fence Modern Poets Series, Under that Silky Roof, House Made of Silver, and Bed of Lists. She has been awarded the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry and a grant from the Fund for Poetry. She is co-editor of 26, a magazine of poetry and poetics, EtherDome, a press dedicated to publishing the work of emerging women poets, and Instance Press.
For more information about and examples of Graham Foust’s and Elizabeth Robinson’s work visit: