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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 8 collections. It currently has over 623,610 pages. This number is growing regularly with new content being added monthly.

Alexander Street Literature contains the following literature collections. Use the toolbar above to browse and cross-search these collections:

Black Short Fiction and Folklore
Black Women Writers
Caribbean Literature
Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
Latin American Women Writers
Latino Literature
Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period
South and Southeast Asian Literature

A related package, Alexander Street Drama, is comprised of 6 Alexander Street’s full-text play collections: Asian American drama; African, African American, and African Diaspora drama; American Indian and Canadian First Nation drama; North American Women's Drama; Twentieth-century North American Drama, and Latino drama.

A library that subscribes to both packages - Alexander Street Literature and Alexander Street Drama - can cross-search all the prose, poetry, essays, and drama through http://wlid.alexanderstreet.com.
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 Prodigal

The Prodigal, by Derek Walcott
This book-length poem by Nobel laureate Caribbean writer Derek Walcott is structured in three parts, and flexible blank verse. The Prodigal is the work of a master. .

Kyk over al

Kyk over al
A Guyanese literary magazine edited by A. J. Seymour and Ian McDonald. .