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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 …

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Law and Literature Event—Lawyer and Poet Monica Youn

Posted by: Anne Holmes

The following cross-post was written by Liah Caravalho, program specialist in the Law Library’s Office of Legislative and External Relations. It originally appeared on the In Custodia Legis blog. What is the relationship between law and literature? The Law Library of Congress and the Poetry and Literature Center recently explored that question during an evening event …

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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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Law Library of Congress and Poetry and Literature Center to Host Award-Winning Poet Monica Youn

Posted by: Anne Holmes

The following cross-post was written by Liah Caravalho, program specialist in the Law Library’s Office of Legislative and External Relations. It originally appeared on the In Custodia Legis blog. On the evening of Thursday, October 20, 2016, the Library of Congress will host award-winning poet and attorney Monica Youn. Youn will read from her latest collection …

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Introducing “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon”!

Posted by: Anne Holmes

Our energy is truly buzzing today as we debut “The Technicolor Adventures of Catalina Neon,” U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s second-term online project. “Catalina Neon” is a bilingual, illustrated, narrative poem that follows young Catalina as she navigates her “neonized” world. The most exciting and important part of this project is its collaborative nature: …