About

About Me

I am a curator, educator, and scholar based in Buffalo, New York. I currently serve as Assistant Curator of The Poetry Collection, a special collection of the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. Previously, I held the role of Visiting Assistant Curator of the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library and of Literary Special Collections at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, & Rare Book Library and a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Emory University.

My teaching and research focus on twentieth-century American poetry, with an emphasis on the postwar and contemporary periods. As a curator, my most recent project is a major exhibition at Emory’s Schatten Gallery titled The Dream Machine: The Beat Generation & the Counterculture, 1940–1975, which I co-curated with Sarah Harsh and Kevin Young. The exhibition will be up until May 2018.

I have been the recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master’s Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, an Arts and Sciences Fellowship from Emory University, and an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar Dissertation Completion Fellowship. My articles and reviews have appeared in publications such as the Scribner American Writers Series, the Operating System, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Contact Information

The Poetry Collection
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
420 Capen Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260

agoldsma@buffalo.edu