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New Oxford Shakespeare Online

The New Oxford Shakespeare Online, which encompasses the content of all three printed volumes — the modern critical edition (complete works in modern spelling), the critical reference edition (complete works in original spelling), and the authorship companion — is now available to the Cornell community.  In addition to the texts of Shakespeare’s plays and verse, […]

Cambridge History of American Poetry (in two dimensions)

The just-published Cambridge History of American Poetry is available at the Library in both print form (Olin PS 303 C29 2015) and online. Of special interest to Cornellians is Chapter 40, “Science in Contemporary Poetry: Ammons and Others,” by the English Dept.’s Prof. Roger Gilbert. The online volume is accessible via the library catalog record, […]

Remembering Jon Stallworthy

As the Library commemorates the centenary of World War I in events and exhibitions, it seems appropriate to note the recent passing of Jon Stallworthy (1935-2014) — Cornell’s John Wendell Anderson Professor of English from 1977 to 1986 — at his home in Oxford, England. Editor, biographer, translator, anthologist, and acclaimed poet in his own […]

Catch Up On Poetry During Winter Break

Winter break is the perfect time to read the year’s best new poetry. Olin Library has copies of all 10 books that made the 2013 National Book Award longlist, including those by finalists Mary Szybist (winner), Frank Bidart, Lucie Brock-Broido, Adrian Matejka, and Matt Rasmussen. Check the Library’s Classic Catalog for the Olin locations and […]

Princeton Poetics Makeover

The new edition of the venerable Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry & Poetics, the first update in 20 years, can be found in Olin Reference (REF PN 1021 N39 2012+ c.2) as well as in the Graduate Study Room collection in Olin 305. Maintaining its global scope, the 4th edition of the Encyclopedia revises and expands […]

Literary Magazine Finding Aid Updated

American Literary Magazines In Olin Library, the online finding aid for current poetry and fiction journals available in the Olin stacks and Current Periodicals Room, has been updated and recast in a new format. In addition to print locations, the guide includes links to the journal websites and notes titles whose backfiles are available online […]

Olin Exhibit: Cornell Poets on Cornell

This exhibit features the work of six poets who have taught or studied at Cornell and whose work has garnered substantial recognition among critics and peers. Each poem takes the physical location of the Cornell campus or its natural surroundings as a vantage point from which to examine both the outer and the inner life, […]



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