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Happy New Year from the PLC

Posted by: Anne Holmes

A new year is upon us, which brings with it reflections on the year behind us. We at the PLC thank you, our readers and audiences, for a literary year to remember, and offer you best wishes for the year to come. And now, the inevitable question: How will you be ringing in the new …

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Literary Treasures: Philip Levine Closes the Literary Season (2012)

Posted by: Anne Holmes

The following post is part of our monthly series, “Literary Treasures,” which highlights audio and video recordings drawn from the Library’s extensive online collections, including the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. By showcasing the works and thoughts of some of the greatest poets and writers from the past 75 years, the series advances the Library’s …

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Ingenuity and Homage: Poetic Lotería by Artemio Rodríguez

Posted by: Anne Holmes

The following article (“Ingenuity and Homage: Poetic Lotería by Artemio Rodríguez”) was written by Katherine Blood, curator of fine prints in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, and originally appeared in On Paper: Journal of the Washington Print Club (Fall 2016 Volume 1, No. 2) as a “Curator’s Choice” feature. We are reprinting …

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Discovering Walt Whitman at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Anne Holmes

The following cross-post was written by Jason Steinhauer, program specialist at The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress. It originally appeared on the Insights blog. Walt Whitman has been the subject of rigorous study for more than 100 years. Is there anything left to discover? Three former Kluge fellows and scholars of …

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Announcing 2016 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry

Posted by: Anne Holmes

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 …

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New “Catalina Neon” Chapter and Prompt!

Posted by: Anne Holmes

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, …

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Literary Treasures: Happy Birthday, Anne Sexton

Posted by: Anne Holmes

The following post is part of our monthly series, “Literary Treasures,” which champions the Library’s literary programming by highlighting audio and video recordings drawn from the Library’s extensive online collections, including the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. By showcasing the works and thoughts of some of the greatest poets and writers from the past 75 …

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Our Online Audio Archives Find New Audiences

Posted by: Anne Holmes

The following is a guest post by Catalina Gómez, reference librarian in the Library’s Hispanic Division. It’s extremely gratifying to learn that the public is taking advantage of and using the cultural treasures that we work hard to make available digitally here at the Library of Congress. Making a unique photo or a rare recording …