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Poetry: Special Collections

Use this guide to learn more about poetry books, journals, genres, websites, internet publications, contests, awards, and much more...

A Poetry Treasure in Tutt Library's Special Collections

 The first solo printing of Sappho’s poems. Abraham Vandenhoeck printed this book in Hamburg in 1733.

The book includes the ownership signature of Michael Wodhull (1740-1816), poet and translator of Euripides.

Fine Press Poetry in Special Collections

Fine Press Poetry at The Press at Colorado College

You'll find many Poetry Anthologies, Broadsides, Limited Edition Publications, Posters, and ephemera all published by the Press at Colorado College, featuring Colorado College professors, visiting poets and artists, and students from the Colorado College Book Arts program

"Bleuet" by Apollinaire

From Special Collections: A Loooooong Poem by W.S. Merwin


 A Ninja Press edition of W.S. Merwin’s

 The Real World of Manuel Córdova (1995)

When stretched out, this accordion-style production measures fifteen feet long

Come See These Beautiful Items in Special Collections!

About Special Collections

Colorado College Special Collections maintains collections of rare books, special editions, manuscripts, and published and archival material on Colorado, Colorado Springs, and Colorado College.

  • Rare Books and Special Editions. About 6,000 items, including about two dozen examples of early printed books, the Alfred R. Justice Chess Collection, the Charles Dickens Collection, a small but growing collection of artists’ books, and about 160 individual, original leaves from manuscript and printed books dating from the 10th to the 20th century.
  • Manuscript Collections. More than 350 collections of personal papers, records, photographs, correspondence, diaries, and other unique materials originally belonging to a particular person or organization, usually connected to Colorado College or Colorado Springs, including the Helen Hunt Jackson Papers and the Colorado Springs Century Chest Collection.
  • Ephemera Collections. Colorado Springs playbills and programs, Pikes Peak area tourist brochures, bumper stickers, Colorado restaurant and event menus, the Colorado College Zine Collection, and other printed materials.
  • Colorado Collection. Nearly 12,000 books, periodicals, photographs, papers, and oral history materials focusing on the American West, especially Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region, including the Cobos Collection.

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Jessy Randall

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Colorado Poets' Work in Special Collections

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