"Alkek has outstanding classical and contemporary poetry: Ovid, Rita Dove, Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Larry Levis, and Gregory Pardlo. I enjoy coming to the 6th floor and browsing the PA, PR, and PS call number areas for hours. I usually walk away with a stack of books as large as my torso. As a graduate student of poetry, being able to check books out for six months gives me the luxury of taking home material that I can peruse at later date. I also host the Lunch Poems series with Liz King, the English Subject Librarian."
- Wade Martin, Masters of Fine Arts, Poetry