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Poetry Collection Co-Sponsoring Frost Documentary Screening at Hallwalls 1/29

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On Thursday, January 29 at 7:30 pm, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center will be screening Shirley Clarke’s Academy Award-winning film documentary “Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel with the World” (1963, 52 minutes). General admission is $8, $6 students and seniors, $5 Hallwalls members, and all proceeds benefit Hallwalls, which is located at 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14202 (716-854-1694).

This latest installment in Hallwalls’ series of restored classics by Shirley Clarke (“The Connection,” “Ornette: Made in America,” and “Portrait of Jason”) is being co-sponsored by the Poetry Collection, which is home to both the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection as well as the Hallwalls Collection, documenting 40 years of Hallwalls’ history in slides, video and audio tapes, printed ephemera, and other materials.

Loan of Dylan Thomas Manuscripts to Wales Featured in AtBuffalo

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Top: UB Poetry Collection Curator Michael Basinski views UB’s photos of Dylan Thomas and his wife, Caitlin. Bottom: Associate Curator James Maynard tours the “Dylan” exhibition at the National Library of Wales with exhibitions officer Jaimie Thomas. Photographs by Lauren Newkirk Maynard.

The winter 2015 issue of AtBuffalo features a cover story on the Poetry Collection’s loan of manuscripts to Wales for the Dylan Thomas centenary and the curators’ experience visiting the joint exhibitions at the National Library and the Dylan Thomas Centre.

Ross Runfola Charles Bukowski Collection Open for Research

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bukThe Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Ross Runfola Charles Bukowski Collection, consisting primarily of typescript signed poems by Charles Bukowski. The collection also includes artwork by Charles Bukowski and Jack Micheline, two Black Sparrow Press broadsides of poems by Bukowski, posters advertising readings by Bukowski, video of Bukowski readings and documentary films, and a small file of correspondence from Bukowski to various recipients. The collection also contained books and periodicals, including the 1944 issue of Story magazine in which Bukowski’s first published work appeared.

The materials in this collection were part of a larger private collection assembled by Ross Runfola and were donated by Runfola in 2011. The finding aid for the collection is available here. For more information about the collection, please contact

Anselm Hollo Collection Open for Research

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The Poetry Collection is happy to announce the opening for research of the Anselm Hollo Collection, consisting primarily of manuscript material and correspondence from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Manuscripts include typescript and handwritten material for The Coherences, Any Day Now, and Sensation, as well as translations of Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski, and Tomaž Šalamun. Correspondents include Howard McCord, John Batki, Calvin Israel, Gary Gildner, George Starbuck, Daniel Halpern, George Butterick, Allan Kornblum, Greg Kuzma, James Laughlin, Walter Lowenfels, David Ray, Lucien Stryk, and Robert Vas Dias. Poet and translator Anselm Hollo was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1934. He moved to the United States in 1967 and taught at various universities, including the University at Buffalo. The finding aid for the collection is available online here. For more information about the collection, please contact