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What did Auden check out from the library?

via http://www.nysoclib.org/

"The way Hope builds his House" by Emily Dickinson.
Amherst Library recently made her complete manuscripts available online.

"The way Hope builds his House" by Emily Dickinson.

Amherst Library recently made her complete manuscripts available online.

(Source: consecratedeminence.wordpress.com)

25% off historic recordings from the Academy’s Audio Archive. Now.

25% off historic recordings from the Academy’s Audio Archive. Now.

I want everything about James Merrill's vest in this picture. 
And, yes, that’s him and Seamus Heaney.
From the Academy of American Poets Archive.

I want everything about James Merrill's vest in this picture. 

And, yes, that’s him and Seamus Heaney.

From the Academy of American Poets Archive.


You remember I asked you for it—you gave me something else

from The Master Letters of Emily Dickinson edited by R.W. Franklin.

You remember I asked you for it—you gave me something else

from The Master Letters of Emily Dickinson edited by R.W. Franklin.

poetrysociety:

1 January 1845.
Letter from Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Robert.

(via donshare)

When I got you I
Thought I had an angel-chile.
When I got you
Thought I had an angel-chile.
from “Love Again Blues”
When I got you I
Thought I had an angel-chile.
When I got you
Thought I had an angel-chile.

from “Love Again Blues”

(Source: ldpd.lamp.columbia.edu)

From the Academy of American Poets Photo Archive:Bei Dao (born August 2, 1949) & Eliot Weinberger discussing contemporary Chinese poetry on a panel at the 1992 Splintered Mirror Conference (Photo © Dorothy Alexander).

From the Academy of American Poets Photo Archive:

Bei Dao (born August 2, 1949) & Eliot Weinberger discussing contemporary Chinese poetry on a panel at the 1992 Splintered Mirror Conference (Photo © Dorothy Alexander).