Reading is an inseparable part of the writing process. It is a forever rewarding practice that continually enriches our understanding of ourselves and our relation to the world, and an inexhaustible source of connection, inspiration, release, and meaning.
So, if you’re a “writer” you have probably got a pretty substantial book collection. (And, if you're like me, a significant portion of that collection is precariously stacked on your bedside table.) But, if you’re a world-renowned, award-winning poet as well as a creative writing and literature professor for over 30 years, you have your collection of more than 10,000 items (including an unbelievable amount of signed first editions, manuscripts, and correspondence from major, modern American writers) displayed in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Rochester.
While the official installment and dedication does not take place until March 26th, William Heyen, a regular supporter and Honorary Member of the group, took Just Poets and its members on a tour of the collection a couple weeks ago.
Click the link below to see an entire gallery of pictures from the event: