With a post-election pall cast over the land, I've decided to set out on an 'excellent poetry adventure'. I'm not sure I'll make it to Canada, but I'll be close when I hit Seattle...See my itinerary:
Danowski Poetry Library – Emory University (Atlanta GA)
Library of Congress – Poetry Collection (Washington DC)
Kelly Writers House – Univ. of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia PA)
Berg Collection - New York Public Library
Poets House (New York City)
Side trip to Berl’s Poetry Bookshop in Brooklyn.
Beinecke Library – Yale University (New Haven, CT)
Hay Library – Brown U. – Harris Collections (Providence RI)
Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays: Composed of approximately 250,000 volumes of American and Canadian poetry, plays, and vocal music dating from 1609 to the present day.
[Special Collections Artists Books: The Hay has a very impressive collection of artists books, mainly focused on American poetry and art.]
Harris Broadsides Collection: A comprehensive collection of American poetry published in broadside format from colonial times to the present. You can search the broadsides collection digital images:
Woodbury Poetry Room – Harvard University (Cambridge MA)
Side trip to the Grolier Bookshop.
Charles Olson Special Collection – U of Connecticut (Storrs CT)
The Poetry Collection - University at Buffalo
Elliston Poetry Room – U. of Cincinnati
Bingham Poetry Room – U. of Louisville
Poetry Foundation Library (Chicago IL)
Woodland Pattern (Milwaukee WI)
Gaus Collection & Little Magazines – University of Wisconsin (Madison WI)
Side trip to Innisfree Poetry Bookstore (Boulder CO)
University of Arizona Poetry Center (Tucson AZ)
Beyond Baroque (Venice CA)
Poetry Center San Francisco State U.
Side trip to City Lights Books (San Francisco CA)
Side trip to Open Books – (Seattle WA)
If you have some stops you think I should make, let me know.