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First Impressions: Poetry at the Beginning of the Year

Posted by: Peter Armenti

The following guest post, part of our “Teacher’s Corner” series, is by Rebecca Newland, a Fairfax County Public Schools Librarian and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress. Welcome back to another year of the “Teacher’s Corner”! I am excited to share more ideas and suggestions for engaging students at all levels with …

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Artwork by Chicano Movement “Artivist” Mario Torero

Posted by: Anne Holmes

The following is a guest post by Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints, Prints & Photographs Division. It originally appeared on Picture This, the division’s blog. When Juan Felipe Herrera was exploring Library of Congress collections to share through his Poet Laureate project El Jardín (The Garden): La Casa de Colores, he was interested to …

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Tracy K. Smith’s Catbird Seat

Posted by: Anne Holmes

Tonight at 7 PM, Tracy K. Smith will take the stage for her inaugural reading as 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. The event is sold out, but don’t fret: If you’re unable to attend in person, you can still attend virtually; this historic evening will be streamed live via Facebook and YouTube. Librarian of …

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Literary Treasures: John Ashbery Reads (1975)

Posted by: Peter Armenti

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 …

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Poetry 180: Refreshing the Jukebox

Posted by: Anne Holmes

Today, as thousands upon thousands of high schools around the country bittersweetly sounded their morning bells for the first time this school year, we at the Poetry and Literature Center sounded our bells as well. Why, you ask? Because the start of the school year also brings with it the start of Poetry 180, and …

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National Student Poets in the News

Posted by: Anne Holmes

Today, at 4 p.m., the Library of Congress will host the appointment ceremony of the sixth class of the National Student Poets, honoring five outstanding youth poets from across the United States for their original work. As ambassadors for poetry, it’s no surprise that they’ve received a good amount of press from local and national …