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Happy Birthday, Uncle Walt.

Happy Birthday, Uncle Walt.

theamericanscholar:

In two days, this poem by Charlotte Brontë will go up for auction. It’s expected to go for between $61,000 and $68,000.
Read writer Miranda K. Pennington’s daydream of being able to afford it here.

theamericanscholar:

In two days, this poem by Charlotte Brontë will go up for auction. It’s expected to go for between $61,000 and $68,000.

Read writer Miranda K. Pennington’s daydream of being able to afford it here.

Throughout National Poetry Month, we’ll be featuring a letter/postcard of advice from 30 Poets. Today’s is from Rae Armantrout.

Throughout National Poetry Month, we’ll be featuring a letter/postcard of advice from 30 Poets. Today’s is from Rae Armantrout.

Throughout National Poetry Month, we’ll be featuring a letter/postcard of advice from 30 Poets. Today’s is from former Chancellor Rita Dove. 

Throughout National Poetry Month, we’ll be featuring a letter/postcard of advice from 30 Poets. Today’s is from former Chancellor Rita Dove

What did Auden check out from the library?

via http://www.nysoclib.org/

In 1955, Sylvia Plath, who was then a student at Smith College, typed up a group of poems on onion skin paper and mailed them to the Academy of American Poets in New York City to be considered for one of its College Poetry Prizes.
Check out our correspondence >

In 1955, Sylvia Plath, who was then a student at Smith College, typed up a group of poems on onion skin paper and mailed them to the Academy of American Poets in New York City to be considered for one of its College Poetry Prizes.

Check out our correspondence >

"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)


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.