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The Poetry Collection is open to in-person research visits Monday-Friday from 10:00am to 4:00pm (with some exceptions). Researchers are strongly encouraged to make an appointment ahead of time.
A University at Buffalo Libraries Special Collection, the Poetry Collection is the library of record for 20th- and 21st-century poetry in English. Founded in 1937 by Charles Abbott, the Poetry Collection now holds one of the world’s largest collections of poetry first editions and other titles, little literary magazines, broadsides and anthologies; a substantial collection of artworks; and more than 150 archives and manuscript collections from a wide range of poets, presses, magazines and organizations.
The James Joyce Collection. Comprising of more than 10,000 pages of the author’s working papers, notebooks, manuscripts, photographs, correspondence, portraits, publishing records, important memorabilia and ephemeral material, as well as Joyce’s private library and the complete body of significant Joyce criticism.View the Collection
Friday October 27th, 2023
On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, the Poetry Collection welcomed Andrew Marks as the featured speaker for the Ninth Victor E. Reichert Robert Frost Event. Marks grew up in …
Monday September 25th, 2023
The Poetry Collection of the University Libraries, together with the Poetics Program and the Andrew W. Mellon Society for Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, will …
Tuesday September 19th, 2023
“The Michael Groden Papers” has been selected to appear in the upcoming 2023 Buffalo International Film Festival. Directed by Godfrey Jordan, the documentary is a celebration of renowned …