Elizabeth Alexander and Ellen Doré Watson Poetry Reading

The Smith College Poetry Center celebrated its fifth year with Elizabeth Alexander and Ellen Doré Watson.

Ellen Doré Watson


The reading took place in Davis Ballroom. For more information, read the press release posted on "Smith College News & Events." The event is free, open to the public and wheelchair-accessible.

Find Poets' Publications in the Libraries' Catalog

Search by author for Alexander or Watson in the Five College Library catalog.

Antebellum Dream Book by Elizabeth Alexander     Ladder Music by Ellen Doré Watson

Find Biographical Information & Selected Poems Online

Internet Site Access
Smith College Poetry Center http://www.smith.edu/poetrycenter/
Graywolf Press
Includes excerpts
Academy of American Poets http://www.poets.org/
Village Voice Literary Supplement http://www.villagevoice.com/
Alice James Books http://www.alicejamesbooks.org/

Search for Periodicals

Links from the libraries' Articles and English subject pages, under Research@Smith, can lead to poetry published in periodicals. Some full text content is available in both of these online databases, including pieces published in TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, the Chicago Review, and the American Poetry Review.
[Note: access is limited to the Smith College community.]

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Source Access
Expanded Academic Index (1980+)
Search by keyword, entering the poet's name and the word poem.
Some PDF image files reproduce the original source.
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Humanities Abstracts (1984+)
Select author as your search field, using the pull-down menu on the right. Several of Ellen Doré Watson's translations are indexed. Text is presented as HTML files. Smith library holdings are indicated by icon.
click here