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9/19 “Acts of Curation” roundtable and poetry reading

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ACTS OF CURATION: THE CURATING OF POETRY & THE POETICS OF CURATING

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

 

3:30pm, Poetry Collection, 420 Capen Hall

A roundtable discussion featuring curators, catalogers, archivists, editors, and poets:

 

Michael Basinski (UB Poetry Collection)

Marie Elia (UB Poetry Collection)

Nancy Kuhl (Yale Collection of American Literature)

James Maynard (UB Poetry Collection)

Edric Mesmer (UB Libraries)

Marta Werner (D’Youville College)
 

8pm, Western New York Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.

Poetry reading:

 

Michael Basinski

Marie Elia

Nancy Kuhl

Edric Mesmer

Bright Young Librarians: Marie Elia

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Bright Young Librarians: Marie Elia

The website for Fine Books & Collections magazine currently features an interview with our own Marie Elia as part of their Bright Young Librarians series:

http://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/2014/08/bright-young-librarians-marie-elia.phtml

Here’s an excerpt:

Thoughts on the future of special collections / rare book librarianship?

I think special collections are inherently interdisciplinary; even a collection with the narrowest collecting policy will appeal to interest outside the scope. To continue to broaden our relevance, we have to explore our capacity to serve unexpected needs and to inspire new inquiry. As a processing archivist, I think I do this by creating rich documentation for collections so that people can find our materials through multiple access points. In addition to traditional exhibitions and outreach, I think good cataloging and sharing of resources will be the best way to bring our collections to new users. 

Congratulations, Marie!

Larry Eigner’s Typewriter Featured In AtBuffalo

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Eigner-typewriter

Larry Eigner’s 1940s Royal Portable Junior Typewriter. Photo by Doug Levere.

Larry Eigner’s typewriter, donated to the Poetry Collection in 2011 by Richard Eigner, is featured in the Summer 2014 “Objectology” section of AtBuffalo.

In addition to the typewriter, the Poetry Collection holds virtually all of Eigner’s publications and a large selection of the poet’s manuscripts and letters.

Dylan Thomas Digital Collection

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We are happy to announce a new Dylan Thomas Digital Collection.

Born in Swansea, Wales, Dylan Thomas (1914-1953) was one of the most influential poets of the twentieth century and also the author of numerous short stories, radio scripts, and plays. His publications include The Map of Love (1939), Portrait of the Artist As a Young Dog (1940), Deaths and Entrances (1946), Collected Poems, 1934-1952 (1952), The Doctor and the Devils (1953) and Under Milk Wood (1954).

The Dylan Thomas Collection contains five holograph poetry notebooks (1930-1951); a prose notebook of ten short stories (1933-1934); holograph and typed manuscripts, many with corrections, for such works as The Doctor and the Devils (1953); a film script of Life in a Girl’s Reform School; corrected or fragmentary versions of over a dozen individual poems including “Do not go gentle into that good night,” “Ballad of the Long-Legged Bait” and “Fern Hill”; approximately 81 items of correspondence including Thomas’ letters to Henry Treece, Trevor Hughes, Donald Taylor and Pamela Hansford Johnson (Lady Snow); three diaries of Pamela Hansford Johnson (Lady Snow) 1933-1935; and two 1953 portraits of Thomas painted by Gordon Stuart.

The ten photographs featured here are from Thomas’s trip to New York shortly before his death on November 9, 1953. These images are also available for sale on the UB Libraries store.