Poetry at Beinecke Library

Lucille Clifton Poetry Reading

Posted in Uncategorized by beineckepoetry on November 24, 2008

Lucille Clifton, Poetry Reading

Tuesday, December 2, 5:30pm
Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street
(NOTE: this event will not take place at Beinecke Library)
Co-sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature
Reading Series and New Ideas in African American Studies
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu

Please join us for a poetry reading by Lucille Clifton on Tuesday, December 2, 5:30pm at the Yale Center for British Art, 1080 Chapel Street. This event is co-sponsored by the Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series and New Ideas in African American Studies; the reading is free and open to the public. For additional information about poetry at the Beinecke Library visit: https://beineckepoetry.wordpress.com/.

Lucille Clifton is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Good News About the Earth, An Ordinary Woman, Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980, The Book of Light, Quilting: Poems 1987-1990, Next: New Poems, and Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000. She has been awarded the National Book Award, the University of Massachusetts Press Juniper Prize, an Emmy Award from the American Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a Lannan Literary Award, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Shelley Memorial Award, and the Ruth Lilly Prize.

For more information about Lucille Clifton and examples of her work visit:




Podcast Interview with Clifton: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/journal/audioitem.html?id=110

Beinecke Image Guides

Posted in Uncategorized by beineckepoetry on November 10, 2008

The Beinecke Library is pleased to announce the addition of browseable image “collections” to our Digital Library. The collections have been selected from across our digitized images and each is introduced by a brief essay contributed by Beinecke and Yale University Library staff, curators, selectors, Yale faculty and students. Within each collection you will find Also new is the ability to search within a collection, to find related collections, and in many cases, to links to Orbis records. New collections will be added weekly, revealing the diversity of materials – ancient papyri, illuminated manuscripts, photographs, illustrations, and correspondence across the centuries – that pass through the Beinecke’s digital imaging studio. Subscribe to our new rss feed to receive collection updates. Recently posted collections include: Images form the H.D. Papers ; Picturing Literary Modernism; Images from the Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Tokals Papers; and Images from the Edmund Wilson Papers.

The Digital Library is a growing database, with over 170,000 scans and with roughly 1,800 images added each week. To search the collection, visit: http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/ .

Image: Envelope addressed to Gertrude Stein by Pablo Picasso, 1911