In May, the Library will premiere a series of resources and events with the authors and editors of “The Talk: Conversations on Race, Love & Truth.” The book is written for teens, caregivers and teachers, and everyone else interested in navigating these complex conversations in family and classroom environments.
The Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress launches The PALABRA Indigenous Voices Project, a new initiative to increase the presence of Indigenous poetry and literature in the historic PALABRA Archive.
Join us on Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. ET, for a National Poetry Month program. Poets Victoria Chang ("Obit") and Brenda Shaughnessy ("The Octopus Museum") discuss their poetry collections, which address issues of loss, fear, and the future of the planet.
Listen to 50 newly streaming additions to the online Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, including recordings of Robert Hayden, Carolyn Kizer, Michael McClure, May Miller, José Emilio Pacheco, and many more!
Walt Whitman devised his “Death of Lincoln” speech in 1879 to commemorate the April 14-15, 1865, demise of Abraham Lincoln. In this post, Manuscript Division curator Barbara Bair explores Whitman's historic speech, which is at the heart of the newest offering in the Library’s By the People crowdsourcing transcription campaign.
This “Literary Treasures” post, written by intern Alejandro Pérez, examines an audio recording from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature featuring Ishmael Reed and Allen Ginsberg reading their poems at the Library of Congress on April 29, 1974.
On Thursday, April 8, at 10 a.m. ET, join us for a fascinating conversation for young people with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden and Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar-winning actor and author of the No. 1 best-selling children’s book “Sulwe.”