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The Poetry Collection Closed March 31, April 1, April 2

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To accommodate event scheduling for the UB President’s Office, the Poetry Collection will be closed on Monday March 31, Tuesday April 1, and Wednesday April 2.

We apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact lpo-poetry@buffalo.edu if you have any questions or concerns.

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The Poetry Collection Loaning Dylan Thomas Materials to Wales

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DT_24_1Dylan Thomas in New York, 1953. Photographer unknown.

As part of a yearlong centennial celebration of Dylan Thomas (1914-1953), the Poetry Collection will be loaning materials from its Dylan Thomas Collection to exhibitions at the National Library of Wales (28 June-20 December 2014) and the Dylan Thomas Centre (31 May-20 December 2014).

A story about the Poetry Collection’s Thomas Collection and its upcoming travels appeared in the February 8 Life & Arts section of the Buffalo News.

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The Poetry Collection Welcomes Marie Elia as New Processing Archivist

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eliaThe Poetry Collection is happy to announce that Marie Elia has joined our staff as new Processing Archivist. Marie received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, an MFA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from Columbia University, and a BA from Allegheny College.

From 2009 to 2013 she worked at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh as the senior cataloger on a project to arrange, describe, and preserve Warhol’s Time Capsules. She also has prior experience cataloging rare books, monographs, serials, and other materials, and has had poems and translations published in Love Among the Ruins and Alba Londres.

Welcome Marie!

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Update: Reichert Challenge Gift Leads to New Robert Frost Endowment

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Thanks to the generous support of friends, alumni, faculty, students and staff, the Poetry Collection has successfully raised more than $15,000 as part of the Reichert Challenge Fund initiated this spring by Dr. Jonathan Reichert. With the original challenge goal now exceeded, Dr. Reichert has matched these funds with a $50,000 gift of his own to form a new endowment in support of the Poetry Collection’s Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection. The annual proceeds from this endowment will fund future acquisitions of books, literary magazines and papers as well as a yearly Frost event. And we will continue to seek additional donations both now and in the future. Anyone interested in contributing should please contact:

Donald Elick, Director of Development
(716) 881-8206
donelick@buffalo.edu

The achievement of the Reichert Frost endowment is great news for the Poetry Collection, the UB Libraries, the Buffalo poetry community, and the future of Frost scholarship.

A UB press release is available here.

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Happy Birthday, Charles Bukowski

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August 16, 2013

In celebration of what would have been Charles Bukowski’s 93rd birthday, University Communications has written a news spotlight on the Poetry Collection’s Ross Runfola Charles Bukowski Collection. The main focus of the story is on a copy of Bukowski’s 1939 high school yearbook, which is currently on display in the Poetry Collection.

Happy Birthday to the Buk!

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Announcing the Reichert Frost Challenge Gift to the Poetry Collection

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ublt-spring-2013In conjunction with the release of the spring 2013 issue of UB Libraries Today, which features a cover story on Jonathan Reichert and his gift of the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection, the Poetry Collection is happy to announce that Jonathan Reichert has offered additional support in the form of a challenge gift.

In order to establish an endowment for the Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Collection, Jonathan Reichert has challenged the Poetry Collection to raise $15,000 in the next few months, which he will then match with a $50,000 gift of his own. Once in place, the new endowment will fund future acquisitions of books, literary magazines and papers as well as a yearly lectureship.

We are very excited to begin this new funding opportunity in which all donors will see their dollars matched by more than 3 to 1 up to $50,000. Anyone interested in contributing to the Reichert challenge gift, or who might know someone else who is, should please contact:

Donald Elick, Director of Development
(716) 881-8206
donelick@buffalo.edu

An online donation can be made at giving.buffalo.edu/reichert.

Please help us spread the word!

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Event Posters Now Added to Hallwalls Digital Collection

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Nightmare CabaretThe Poetry Collection’s Hallwalls Digital Collection now features over 60 posters documenting the history of events at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center. Dating back to the 1970s, these posters, many of which are visually interesting in their own right, relate to events like DADADAY!, performances by artists such as Chris Burden, group shows such as Hallwalls: Five Years, reading series like Fiction Diction, and exhibitions/installations by artists including Cindy Sherman and Vito Acconci.

Dedicated to supporting artists in the creation of new work in the visual, media, performing and literary arts, and to making these works available to various audiences, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center was founded in Buffalo, New York in 1974 by a group of artists including Diane Bertolo, Charles Clough, Nancy Dwyer, Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman and Michael Zwack. The organization continues to celebrate innovation by supporting local artists and by introducing Buffalo audiences to wider artistic communities. Over its history, Hallwalls’s exhibitions and residencies have spanned the genres of painting, sculpture, conceptual art, installations, experimental and documentary film, video art, performance, fiction, jazz and new music.

Opened in 2006 to coincide with the organization’s 30th anniversary celebration, the Hallwalls Collection contains the Hallwalls Video Collection Preservation Project, featuring recorded performances by national and international artists including Laurie Anderson, Tony Conrad, Ethyl Eichelberger and hundreds more; as well as thousands of items of publications, photographs, artist files, grant applications, business records, calendars, publicity materials and other ephemera and realia documenting the history of the Contemporary Arts Center.

The Hallwalls Digital Collection also contains a selection of exhibition slides.

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63 New Photographs Added to James Joyce Digital Collection

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Working with the UB Libraries Digital Collections team, the Poetry Collection has added 63 more photographs to the James Joyce Digital Collection. These include photographs of Joyce, his family, Paris apartment, the 1949 La Hune exhibition, and such figures as Holbrook Jackson, Augustus John, Italo Svevo, Philippe Soupault, John Sullivan and others.

Complete details about the Poetry Collection’s James Joyce Collection can be found in the collection’s online catalog. Prints are also for sale in the Library store.

 

 

 

 

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