Illustration by Juana Medina
Have you been following Catalina Neon and her bandana-clad dog, Tortilla, on their quest for answers in the Galactic Poetry Cosmic Library? Now’s your chance to catch up and contribute to the next chapter!
If you’re a school or community librarian, teacher, or after-school program director, there are five days left to read Chapter Three of “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon” with your second and third graders and then submit your responses to the prompt for the next chapter.
With your help, Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and illustrator Juana Medina will reveal what happens next to Catalina, her parents, and Tortilla in Chapter Four.
March 10 is approaching quickly: ready, set, poem!
The following post was written by Rob Casper, head of the Poetry and Literature Center. This year has been a busy one for our Poet Laureate. I was thrilled to see a feature on “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon” recently, which coincided with the newest chapter of the virtual book. If you haven’t seen […]
It’s been a few months since we brought you news from the Galactic Poetry Cosmic Library, where Catalina Neon and her dog, Tortilla, have been waiting for instruction from second and third graders around the country. Since we know you’ve been on the edge of your seats just as we have, we’re especially excited to […]
Guess what, friends? After a two-month breather, PLC programs are back in action! To kick off our 2017 season, we welcome award-winning poet Brenda Shaughnessy to the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on Tuesday, February 7, at 7:00 PM, as part of the Life of a Poet series. Now in its fourth year, […]
Calling all grade school librarians and teachers across the country: Now’s the time to work with your second and third graders to read Chapter Two of “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon” and respond to the prompt, helping Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera decide what happens to Catalina and her dog, Tortilla, in Chapter Three. […]
Poetry publishers, this one’s for you: The Library of Congress is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, so start making picks and stuffing envelopes! The $10,000 prize, first given to James Merrill in 1990, is presented biennially to an American poet for the most distinguished book of poetry […]
Greetings, neonis! We’re thrilled to announce that Chapter Two of “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon” is now online for your reading and listening pleasure and participation. In the month following Catalina’s debut, submissions from second and third grade librarians and students across the country flooded our inbox and senses, continuing Catalina’s adventures in winding, […]
The following cross-post was written by Liah Caravalho, program specialist in the Law Library’s Office of Legislative and External Relations. It originally appeared on the In Custodia Legis blog. What is the relationship between law and literature? The Law Library of Congress and the Poetry and Literature Center recently explored that question during an evening event […]
I have had a personal connection to many of the programs I’ve worked on these past five years at the Poetry and Literature Center. But our panel tomorrow, “Poetry, Publishing, and Race,” might have the deepest connection for me. I had the idea for the program because of my own experiences as a publisher. In […]
The following cross-post was written by Liah Caravalho, program specialist in the Law Library’s Office of Legislative and External Relations. It originally appeared on the In Custodia Legis blog. On the evening of Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Library of Congress will host award-winning poet and attorney Monica Youn. Youn will read from her latest collection […]