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In Praise of Detective Peter, or How We Get By With a Little Help from Our Friends

Posted by: Robert Casper

The following is a guest post by Abby Yochelson, English and American Literature Reference Specialist at the Library of Congress’s Main Reading Room. Peter Armenti, frequent blogger here and a wonderful reference librarian, has dazzled a collection of literary librarians across the country. As the current cliché goes, he thinks outside the box to great …

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Space, Time, and the Poet Sagan

Posted by: Robert Casper

The following in a guest post by Trevor Owens, special curator for the Library of Congress Science Literacy Initiative, as part of a series of Library-wide blogs about Carl Sagan — to read more visit “Finding our Place in the Cosmos with Carl Sagan.” Today the Library celebrates the launch of a new digital collection, …

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In Praise of the Occasional Thursday Night Players

Posted by: Robert Casper

I am very lucky to be gainfully employed on behalf of literature. But as much as poems and stories are at the heart of my work time, mostly I’m focused on checking calendars and filling out forms and following up on e-mails. In fact, sometimes I need a reminder, or an excuse, to turn my …

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Tune In Tonight!

Posted by: Robert Casper

Hello and happy 2014 from the Poetry and Literature Center. If you’re free this evening, please tune into the PBS NewsHour—the program will include the third segment from Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey’s signature project, “Where Poetry Lives,” a series of on-locations reports the Laureate is participating in with Jeffrey Brown, the NewsHour’s Chief Correspondent for …