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Remembering Raymond Danowski, who placed legendary poetry library at Emory University

The Emory community is mourning the loss of Raymond Danowski, a generous benefactor of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, who contributed a vast collection of 20th-century poetry and related materials that has become a world-renowned resource for research and scholarship. Danowski, 74, died at his home in South Africa on Feb. 2…

Emory University’s Rose Library acquires papers of Obama inaugural poet Richard Blanco

by Maureen McGavin The Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library has acquired the papers of poet Richard Blanco, who became widely recognized after reading his poem, “One Today,” at the second inauguration of former President Barack Obama in 2013.  The collection includes first editions of published books, commissioned and occasional poems (such…

Rose Library at Emory University acquires two Irish collections

Recent acquisitions and lectures by distinguished scholars have added more depth and visibility to the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, which holds one of the strongest Irish literary collections outside of Ireland. Building on the strengths of the Seamus Heaney collection, the Rose Library has acquired the papers of poet Dennis O’Driscoll…

Emory to celebrate Black Arts Movement writer Mari Evans with panel and poetry readings

Emory University will celebrate the contributions of Mari Evans, an influential Black Arts Movement writer and activist, with poetry readings and a panel on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 in the Jones Room at the Robert W. Woodruff Library on the Emory campus. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. From 7-8:30 p.m., there will be a short…

Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith to give free reading at Emory on Feb. 17

Tracy K. Smith, the current U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, will give a reading of her poems on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 4 p.m. at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts. The event is open to the public at no charge. Tickets are not required, but seating will be limited. Books…

Lecture on Seamus Heaney’s publishing life set for Feb. 1

The late Irish poet Seamus Heaney will be the focus of “The Publishing Life of Seamus Heaney,” a lecture by scholar Rand Brandes, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University. Brandes will discuss the publishing legacy of the Nobel Prize-winning poet, who…

Kevin Young to give reading from his new book, “Bunk,” in January

Update on Jan. 17, 2018: This event is postponed, due to inclement weather causing Emory University to close on Jan. 17 and Jan. 18. We hope to announce a rescheduled date in the near future. Poet Kevin Young will give a free reading at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, in the Jones Room…

Donate your textbooks and help fellow students with financial hardships

Wondering what to do with textbooks as the semester draws to a close? Consider donating them to help other students. Emory’s First-generation Low Income Partnership (FLIP) developed the FLIP Lending Library in 2016. The collection depends on textbooks donated by other students who have finished classes at the end of the current semester. This semester,…

Put your paws up: It’s time for Woodruff Library’s study break with the dogs

Daylight is shortening, and a cold wind is carrying the last traces of sunny warmth away. Emory’s trees are shedding their green coats, donning the brilliant scarlet and gold of a Georgia fall. Students, on the other hand, are bracing themselves for something far more chilling – Emory’s final exam season. Thankfully, there is help…

Ireland’s ambassador to speak on Yeats at Emory in November

Daniel Mulhall, Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, will give a lecture titled ” ‘To Sweeten Ireland’s Wrong’: W.B. Yeats in the 1890s” on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jones Room at Emory University’s Woodruff Library. The event is open to the public at no charge. Mulhall is an avid scholar…

Emory Libraries to display rare materials, Dreamachine at Beats exhibition

An exhibition of materials celebrating the contributions of the Beat writers, poets, and artists will debut next month at Emory University. “The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940–1975,” which opens Sept. 28, 2017, in the Schatten Gallery at Emory’s Woodruff Library, draws from collections in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare…

Emory and Atlanta poets to present readings of ‘Howl’ and original poetry

Local poets and members of the Emory community will participate in poetry readings and a group recitation of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Emory University’s Woodruff Library. The event, open to the public at no charge, will take place in the Jones Room on level 3 of…