A letter written in 1944 by Flannery O'Connor

A New Flannery O’Connor Archive Goes to Emory

Flannery O'Connor's archive is now available to students and scholars—along with 30 boxes filled with letters, journals, drafts, juvenilia, and other personal effects at Emory University's Rare Book Library (MARBL).
The inside of the Yale Beniecke Library

Poet Charles Bernstein’s Papers go to Yale

Charles Bernstein, co-founder of the Language Poetry movement, has announced the gift of his papers to the Beinecke Library at Yale University.
Group of books by poets recognized by the National Book Awards in 2014

Small-Press Poets Recognized by the National Book Awards

Small, independent poetry presses are getting attention thanks to the 2014 National Book Award nominations.
The Rosenbach Museum

The Wild Things Say Goodbye to the Rosenbach

Since the late 1960s, Philadelphia's Rosenbach Museum has housed over 10,000 works of art, manuscripts, and ephemera belonging to Maurice Sendak
Gertrude Stein in front of an American flag

The Marketing of Americans: Gertrude Stein and the Atlantic Monthly

It took Gertrude Stein years to make it into the Atlantic.
A black and white portrait photograph of Herman Melville.

Melville Reborn, Again and Again

A scholar traces Herman Melville's reputation in American and British literary circles.
PITTSBURGH-September 8: Poet Terrance Hayes at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014, shortly after being named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for 2014.

MacArthur Fellow/Poet Terrance Hayes Explores the Blues in Poetry

A collection of poetry by Terrance Hayes, in honor of his recent MacArthur win.
Melissa Dunphy, as Ophelia, speaking into a smart phone

iHamlet

On the eve of the much-anticipated release of iPhone 6, the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater presented iHamlet.
U.S. cartoonist Alison Bechdel portrayed as she works in her studio at the castle of Civitella Ranieri, central Italy, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Cartoonist and Memoirist Alison Bechdel Changed How We Talk About Women in Pop Culture

With one comic, artist and brand-new MacArthur Fellow Alison Bechdel transformed how we talk about women in pop culture.
Opening lines of Frank O'Hara's "The Day Lady Died" written in 1964.

Lunch Poems Turns 50

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of Frank O’Hara’s groundbreaking book Lunch Poems.