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Joni Mitchell is onstage at a clear podium. spreading her arms and smiling. Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden, in red jacket, claps for her. The Gershwin Medal is visible in the backdroup.

The Laureate and National Ambassador on Joni Mitchell, Winner of the Gershwin Prize

Posted by: Sasha Dowdy

A Poem a Day from our Laureate, for National Poetry Month

Posted by: Rob Casper

A man holds a book entitled "How the Word Is Passed" in his lap, his head and shoulders obscured.

What in the Literary World Are We Doing Here?

Posted by: Clay Smith