Jocelyn Hawley is a junior at Swarthmore College, where she is an English major with a Creative Writing concentration and an Art History minor. This summer, she has been cataloging books with END and paying special attention to quoted material, like epigraphs, epigrams, and verse. This coming year will find her in Madrid, pursuing her art historical interests in Spain’s museums and churches, though her poetry notebook will never be far from hand.
On Cataloging Verse Paging through _The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle__, one discovers a wealth of offset, italicized lines that at first glance appear to be poetry. END’s current practice for recording these lines is to catalog them in something called a 592 field, subfield “c”. Non-prose form: Poems. If a cataloger is feeling very ambitious, she can even throw in an “x” subfield, which allows her to provide additional description: “attributed to Dryden,” perhaps, or, “poems appearing on... [Read more]