Tuesday, 26 April 2011

British Library buys poet's emails

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that the British Library (sort of the UK version of the Library of Congress) has purchased the emails of critically and popularly acclaimed poet, Wendy Cope. The archive of emails, dating from 2004 to the present, comprises about 40,000 emails for which the British Library paid £32,000 (over $50,000). The emails are part of a "hybrid archive" of Ms. Cope's work which has both paper and electronic materials and contains poetic and literary drafts, personal and professional correspondence, and other content. Ms. Cope told The Independent that many of the emails “are not interesting at all.”

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