Reading is an inseparable part of the writing process. It's a forever rewarding practice continually enriching our understanding of ourselves and our world, an inexhaustible source of connection, inspiration, release, and meaning.
So, if you’re a “writer” you've probably got a pretty substantial book collection. Perhaps, like me, a significant portion of your collection is precariously stacked on your nightstand. But, if you’re a world-renowned, award-winning poet, and a creative writing/literature professor for over 30 years, your collection of more than 10,000 items (including an unbelievable amount of signed first editions, manuscripts, and correspondence from major, modern American writers) is displayed in the University of Rochester's Hyam Plutzik Library for Contemporary Writing in the Rare Books and Special Collections wing of Rush Rhees Library at the University of Rochester.
While the official installment and dedication takes 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 pictures from the event: