We have press cuttings folders for around 6,000 poets and 1,200 subject and genre areas. They include reviews of poets’ work along with interviews and features from the media. The library has been collecting these since the 1960s. The collection includes first reviews of Sylvia Plath and coverage of audre lorde’s work. We also have cuttings from different movements in poetry such as Experimental Poetry, Performance Poetry and Psychogeography.
Our collection of press cuttings is an incredibly valuable resource which has no parallel in the UK and offers an unrivalled opportunity to discover what has been written and said about poets for over 50 years. This is of major interest to students, teachers, researchers of poetry and future poets.
The digitised archive will be available to search online soon, but in the meantime you can still search the physical collection.