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The Poet Laureate Meets the Librarian of Congress

Posted by: Robert Casper

Here’s a fun fact: the current Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, Juan Felipe Herrera, is in the unusual position of pre-dating our current Librarian of Congress! Herrera was appointed by the previous Librarian, James H. Billington, and he was re-appointed by acting Librarian David Mao back in April—five months before the swearing-in of Dr. Carla …

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On the Origin of “Poetry, Publishing, and Race”

Posted by: Robert Casper

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 …

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Interview With PLC Intern Dylan Orshefsky

Posted by: Robert Casper

The following is an interview with Dylan Orshefsky, who recently completed his internship at the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center. Where and what do you study? How did you intend your internship to relate to your studies/college experience? I am a senior at Georgetown University, and I’m majoring in English and Computer Science. At Georgetown, …

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Learning to Love Hispanic Lit in a Month

Posted by: Robert Casper

The following is a guest post by Aubrey Hobby, who completed a month-long internship at the Library of Congress Hispanic Division over the Hollins University Short Term. I grew up a reader and writer, a lover of the written word in all of its forms. I wrote a lot in high school and took advantage …