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Photo Slideshow: Rare Books Bind Literature, Art



Photo Slideshow: Rare Books Bind Literature, Art

The UA Poetry Center, which specializes in contemporary works, maintains the L.R. Benes Rare Book Room. "All of our rare books have a focus on poetry but we interpret poetry very broadly. So some of the books have very few words and some are rare first editions of a book and we have everything in between," said Wendy Burk, the Poetry Center’s Librarian. The collection includes rare and oversized works by the likes of Robert Frost, Emily McVarish and Robert Creeley and also pieces by UA faculty, students and alumni including Phil Zimmerman and Alice M. Vinson. Also, visit the UA Blog to read about a special project underway, "Rare for the Taking: The Bookfitti Project Comes to the Poetry Center." (Photography by Beatriz Verdugo)

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