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Hamlet and the Wolverine Press

Three students setting the type to replicate  the G gathering of Q2 (Hamlet: 1604). Nearest is Amanda Rybin-Koob, poet, MFA; center,  Rebecca Fortes, fiction, MFA;  and furthest, Elijah Sparkman, English major, LSA undergraduate

An extraordinary project is currently taking shape at the Wolverine Press, the letterpress studio at the University of Michigan. Led by Rebecca Chung (UMSI) and Fritz Swanson (Wolverine Press), a team of U of M students is working on a handset edition based on the G gathering from the second quarto of Hamlet, published in 1604 and conventionally known as Q2. In this gathering you can read what is probably the most famous soliloquy Shakespeare ever wrote: “To be, or not to be". In brief,...

Exhibit Opening | Animals in Rhyme: The Friends of Mother Goose

Mother Goose depicted as a cheerful elderly woman in a pilgrim's hat riding a white goose wearing a waistcoat through the air

On display at the AADL Downtown Library in the Lower Level Display cases from December 2, 2015-January 15, 2016, this exhibit invites visitors to explore a wealth of illustrated animal rhymes from the Special Collections Library. Join members of the Ann Arbor Storytellers Guild from 1-2pm on Saturday, December 5, 2015 in the AADL Multipurpose Room for animal stories for the Pre-K and early elementary crowd.

TONIGHT: Poet Anne Waldman @ Literati Bookstore

Photograph of Anne Waldman

In culmination of this year’s Poetry at Literati series, Anne Waldman, whose papers are part of the U-M Special Collections Library, will be performing tonight with fellow poet Anne Carson at 7:30pm at Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore (124 E. Washington). Anne Waldman is renowned for her dynamic poetry performances, which are intended "to conjure states of mind and possibilities, and to wake people up to poetry as an active condition. As an experience in and of itself."

Speaking the End Times at the Special Collections Library

Publicity flyer for "Speaking the End Times: Prophecy and Messianism in Early Modern Eurasia."Photo credit: Shannon Szalay

On April 16 my colleague Evyn Kropf and I prepared a show & tell presentation of manuscripts and early printed books for the attendees of the symposium, "Speaking the End Times: Prophecy and Messianism in Early Modern Eurasia". In brief, this two-day conference explored the topic of early modern apocalypticism from India to Iberia.

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