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.

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

Homes of The River Gods: The History of American Mansions

Mansions hold a special place in the American imagination, and dates back to colonial days.

The Marketing of Americans: Gertrude Stein and the Atlantic Monthly

It took Gertrude Stein years to make it into the Atlantic.
Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell, Busker Redux

Joshua Bell, a world-renowned violinist, tries busking in Washington's metro.
(L-R) Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in a scene from Sydney Theatre Company's production of "The Maids" by Jean Genet; August 7, 2014 at New York City Center; presented by Lincoln Center Festival 2014.
CAST
Claire Cate Blanchett
Solange Isabelle Huppert
Mistress Elizabeth Debicki
Director Benedict Andrews

The “Failure” of Jean Genet’s The Maids

Jean Genet called his 1947 play, "The Maids" a failure. Why?

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.