Model Research Collection showcases lyric poetry at Bass Library
Lyric Thinking: Poetry in the World, the 2022-23 Bass Library Model Research Collection, features more than 1,000 volumes from Yale Library collections. Curated by Ayesha Ramachandran, chair of the Program in Early Modern Studies and associate professor of Comparative Literature, the collection explores lyric poems across diverse languages, communities, and spaces throughout the historical record.
At an opening reception for the collection on Oct. 6, before and after remarks Ramachandran, students, staff, and visitors explored the collection of titles of and about poetry from throughout the world and across time.
The Model Research Collection was introduced in 2018 in conjunction with a major renovation of Bass Library. It is meant to show the breadth and depth of Yale Library collections through the lens of a faculty researcher exploring in their area of inquiry, while also giving novice researchers a window into the collections and research process. The collection’s highly visible placement on the Courtyard Level of Bass Library and the design of the display are intended to encourage browsing and serendipitous discovery by students and other patrons.
Photos by Judy Sirota Rosenthal