Library collections

The University of Arizona Poetry Center possesses one of the finest, most extensive, and most fully accessible collections of contemporary poetry in the nation. The Poetry Center’s library is most comprehensive in contemporary English-language poetry (including translations from other languages) from the last half of the twentieth century through the current day and maintains a strong representative collection of poetry from previous decades and centuries. The collection comprises single-author monographs, anthologies, literary journals, rare books, limited-edition books, artist-made books, chapbooks, broadsides, photographs, prose and critical works by poets, and audiovisual recordings. There is an open-shelf reference collection including dictionaries, directories, handbooks, encyclopedias, biographies, and bibliographies. The Poetry Center's collections are non-circulating, but are entirely open to the public. The majority of the Center's books are housed in open stacks ideal for browsing.


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