If you’ve visited our Poetry & Literature website this week, you’ll see that it has a fresh new look and URL at loc.gov/programs/poetry-and-literature.
For a long time, this site has been the Poetry and Literature Center’s digital home—a place to learn about the Poet Laureate and literary prize winners, and to engage with the center’s events, initiatives, and digital programs. The new site still serves up this crucial content, but you’ll notice that it now promotes poetry and literature programming at the Library of Congress more broadly. Our National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature program lives in this space now, as does the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. When looking for upcoming events, you’ll find wider offerings, including the Library’s National Book Festival Presents series.
With this update, we’re also able to bring you a more inviting, dynamic, and easy-to-navigate experience. The design is mobile responsive, so you can more conveniently dive into Poetry 180 or watch event videos no matter what device you’re using. Our audio collections and resources—including the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, the PALABRA Archive, and Poetry of America—are more seamlessly integrated and right at your fingertips.
We welcome you into this new site, and wish you well on your literary journey. Please watch, listen, explore, and tell us what you think! There will be more to come, and we’re excited to embark on this new chapter with you.