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From the U.S. Poet Laureate to a Nation of Poets Laureate: a letter from America’s Youth Poet Laureate

Posted by: Sasha Dowdy

Read a letter from a National Youth Poet Laureate! The United States Poet Laureate position is the sole laureateship administered by the Library of Congress. The National Youth Poet Laureate is sponsored by Urban Word. The Library supports the creativite and inspirational poets laureate programs that have been inspired by the original position of the U.S. Poet Laureate

Of Butterflies and Other Things: Natalie Merchant Visits the Harned-Whitman Papers in the Manuscript Division

Posted by: Sasha Dowdy

To celebrate Walt Whitman's birthday and to get ready for a barefoot, revitalizing summer, we share his love for nature's sounds and music, and a legacy of inspiration. Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant is among many who were inspired by his work - take a peek at her visit to the Library and the Harned-Whitman Papers in the Manuscript Division.