• Library News,  New Books

    Black History in Graphic Novels

    This month’s featured books explore cultural achievements and events in Black American history through a unique medium – the graphic novel. You can find our newly assembled graphic novel collection in the Baker Reading Room. Check out these notable stories this February and throughout the year.   Strange Fruit and Tales of the Talented Tenth series, by Joel Christian Gill Fulcrum Publishing 2013, 2014, 2016             Strange Fruit is a collection of stories from early African American history that represent the oddity of success in the face of great adversity. Each of the nine illustrated chapters chronicles an exceptional African American. From the adventures of lawman Bass Reeves,…

  • New Books

    New Poetry at Ohrstrom

    When the weather gets frosty, why not head to Ohrstrom and dive into our new and featured poetry books? These three titles will get you thinking about topics including…   The nature of language:   Archeophonics, by Peter Gizzi Wesleyan University Press 811 G45A “Archeophonics is the first collection of new work from the poet Peter Gizzi in five years. Archeophonics, defined as the archeology of lost sound, is one way of understanding the role and the task of poetry: to recover the buried sounds and shapes of languages in the tradition of the art, and the multitude of private connections that lie undisclosed in one’s emotional memory. The book…