Friday, August 31, 2007

The Kees to, given

Well, just about the last thing I did in my Harvard job was digitize and preserve very rare audio of the likes of Patrick Kavanagh, Dylan Thomas, and Weldon Kees. We just got permission to stream the Kees, about which more soon! Sure has been fun working in a poetry archive...

Speaking of archives, many great poetry archives are online now. Everyone knows about PennSound (I was privileged to help curate the Ezra Pound audio there). The digital age affords us many wonders, and you can now see manuscript material online of Walt Whitman and William Blake.

The Walt Whitman Archive
The William Blake Archive

Currently reading :
The Collected Poems of Weldon Kees (Third Edition)
By Weldon Kees

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