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Poet Billy Collins’ Archive Acquired by Ransom Center

Poet Billy Collins’ Archive Acquired by Ransom Center

The Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, has acquired the archive of American poet Billy Collins. The materials span Collins’ personal and professional life from the 1950s to the present and documents in detail his creative development.  

Exhibition Explores the First World War Through Letters, Poems, Diaries and Fiction

Exhibition Explores the First World War Through Letters, Poems, Diaries and Fiction

AUSTIN, Texas — In conjunction with the centenary of the start of the First World War, the Harry Ransom Center, a humanities research library and museum at The University of Texas at Austin, presents the exhibition “The World at War, 1914–1918.” The exhibition runs from Feb. 11 through Aug. 3.

Ransom Center Hosts Variety of Programs in November and December

Ransom Center Hosts Variety of Programs in November and December

EVENT: The Harry Ransom Center hosts public programs. WHEN: Various dates throughout November and December. WHERE: Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 21st and Guadalupe streets; Jessen Auditorium in Homer Rainey Hall at The University of Texas at Austin, 21st and Whitis streets; Bates Recital Hall at The University of Texas…   » Continue Reading

Area Students to Compete in Spanish Poetry Competition

Event: More than 230 students from pre-kindergarten through high school will compete in the 36th annual Spanish Poetry Declamation Contest, earning points for their memory, interpretation and proper diction of Spanish poetic works. When and where: Saturday, April 17, The University of Texas at Austin The competition will run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in Benedict Hall.…   » Continue Reading

Texas Poet Laureate Reads at McDonald Observatory During National Poetry Month

Event: Texas Poet Laureate Karla K. Morton will read her poetry celebrating the heavens. When: Two 30-minute readings Tuesday, April 6, at 7:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

Celebrated poems of Milton, Whitman come alive for students through multimedia teaching tools

Celebrated poems of Milton, Whitman come alive for students through multimedia teaching tools

Poetry is not meant to be read with the eyes alone, but also with the ears. As University of Texas at Austin English professor and Milton scholar John Rumrich explains, the true meaning of verse can't be divined just by looking at the words. It must be read aloud. The poet's words must be heard.…   » Continue Reading