Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

A House of Dust

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on February 15, 2010

A House of Dust, a poetry project created by Alison Knowles and James Tenney
in 1967, an early example of a computer generated poem,
creating stanzas by working through iterations of lines with
changing words from a finite vocabulary list.

Matter

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on January 21, 2010

Four issues of a deluxe poetry, art, and music magazine, Matière,
published in Zurich, 1952-53.

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Martha Becker Finney

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 6, 2009

New works by writer/artist/designer/architect/sculptor  Martha Becker Finney.

The Beinecke Library holds an extensive collection of her hand-made limited editions and prints.

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Poets’ Portraits

Posted in Beinecke Library, Yale Collection of American Literature by beineckepoetry on April 16, 2009

Photographs of poets by poet, editor, and photographer Jonathan Williams (collection record in Orbis:  Jonathan Williams Photographs; view additional images from this collection).

Robert Duncan

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Simon Cutts

http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/brbldl_getrec.asp?fld=img&id=1101715

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Charles Olson

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Lorine Niedecker

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Robert Creeley

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Nathaniel Tarn

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Jonathan Williams (self portrait)

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Modern Poetry in Review

Modernist Little Magazines & Poetry Reviews

Little Review, September 1917

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Blast, June 20, 1914 (more images from this issue)

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Harlem, November 1928

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The Egoist, January-February 1919 (more images from this issue)

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Broom, January 1922

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Transition, 1928

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Poetry, 1912

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New York Dada, April 1921 (more images from this issue)

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These and other literary magazines can be located in Orbis, Yale’s catalog for books; related manuscript collections can be located in the Yale Finding Aid Database.

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Corrections

Poets’ corrected manuscripts and working drafts

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), “Helios” (YCAL MSS 24)

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Langston Hughes, “Portrait of a Woman: Harriet Tubman” (JWJ MSS 26)

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Ezra Pound, “Canto 98” (YCAL MSS 43)

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Gertrude Stein, “Objects” (YCAL MSS 76)

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Jean Toomer, poems (JWJ MSS 1)

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Robert Penn Warren, “The Corner of the Eye” (YCAL MSS 51)

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A Poem by Phillis

Phillis Wheatley, An Elegiac Poem: on the Death of that Celebrated Divine and Eminent Servant of Jesus Christ, the Reverend and Learned George Whitefield…, [Boston: Ezekeil Russel, 1770]. (JWJ Zan W56 +77OE; view all images in this set)

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The people’s court

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on December 8, 2008

Six issues of a poetry pamphlet series published in Lisbon, Portugal just prior to the revolution of 1910.
[The title translates roughly as “The people’s court”.]

The Future of the Future

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 2, 2008

A complete run of Futura, a visual poetry broadsheet
published by Hansjorg Mayer, 1965-1968.

 

With contributions by Edward Lucie Smith

 

Diter Rot

 

and Frieder Nake

the garden, the street . . .

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on October 5, 2007

. . . (the city, the airport)

Two poems by Aram Saroyan

from Sled Hill Voices, Goliard Press, 1966.

Goliard Press

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on September 11, 2007

A selection of publications (which brings Beinecke’s collection to near completeness) from the press run by Tom Raworth and Barry Hall in the late 1960s.

Jeremy Reed, extraordinaire

Posted in Beinecke Library, General Modern Collection by beineckepoetry on August 23, 2007

A few poems from the latest group of archives from the prolific poet, biographer, critic and chronicler Jeremy Reed, whose writings cover an expanse of 20th and 21st century culture and whose mission, in his own words, is “to rehabilitate the dispossessed” [An in-depth interview can be found here]