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Welcome to Alexander Street Literature

Alexander Street Literature is a comprehensive, cross-searchable package of collections covering literatures of place, race, and gender. Today, Alexander Street Literature features 13 collections and offers over 600,000 pages of poetry, short fiction, and novels, along with more than 4,000 full-text plays. With new content being added on a regular basis, the current package currently has over 852,000.
Poetry from the Jesus Colon Papers

Poetry from the Jesus Colon Papers
Poetry from the Jesus Colon Papers, one of several rare items from the manuscript collection located at the Centro de Estudios Puertorriquenos, CUNY.

The Piano Lesson

The Piano Lesson , by August Wilson
Set in Pittsburgh in 1936, August Wilson's two-act drama about twentieth century African American life was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1990.

Fourteen Hundred Thousand

Fourteen Hundred Thousand, by Sam Shepard
One of the author's earliest plays, produced at Cafe La Mama in New York in 1965.