Mei-mei Berssenbrugge has been named the winner of Yale’s 2021 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. The Bollingen Prize, established by Paul Mellon in 1949, is awarded biennially by the Yale University Library through the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to an American poet for the best book published during the previous two years or for lifetime achievement in poetry. The prize includes a cash award of $165,000.
The renovated space, once home to Yale Library’s map collection, now has a screening room, viewing booths, video collections, offices, cold storage for film, and a film preservation suite to support conservation and research.
A four-generation Yale family has created a permanent endowment for Yale University Library’s Center for Science and Social Science Information, a gift that will support key university initiatives in the sciences and social sciences.