John Bennett, Curator of the Avant Writing Collection, is retiring, officially, as of Dec. 31, 2010.  I will, however, be coming back in on a regular basis to deal with new acquisitions, collection development and processing, and other issues.   I want to say that the Rare Books & MSS staff is a wonderful group of people, and it has been a real pleasure to work with all of them over the past many years!

I’m pleased to announce a major new book, a comprehensive edition of my work in Globbolalia (my invented language): TEXTIS GLOBBOLALICUS, 3 vols. [997 pp.], Roanoke, VA: mO)onocle-Lash Press, 2010

– John Bennett