Students Recommend Their Favorite Titles from the Kirby-Smith Poetry Collection

Jenny Dale, information literacy coordinator and associate professor for University Libraries, collaborated with Dr. Carl Schlachte, an instructor in the Department of English, on a Mellon-funded Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) for his English 106: Introduction to Poetry courses during the spring 2020 semester.

Students selected books in the University Libraries' Kirby-Smith Poetry Collection with the original intention of creating an in-person exhibit featuring specific recommendations from the collection, but Dale quickly moved the exhibit online when the COVID-19 pandemic limited viewing the exhibit in-person and created a website to house the students' recommendations.

The pages on the website are organized by date, with recommendations spanning from 1930-2019. For each recommended title, students provided information about the text and its author, the poems included in their recommendations and why we should read these selections. BROWSE THROUGH THE WEBSITE to learn more about titles that English 106 students recommend from the Kirby-Smith Collection!