Two new billboards featuring U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo in Duluth, Minnesota, have had a strong and positive impact on the community's BIPOC community, especially its youth. "It shows all of us that we can one day become a U.S. Poet Laureate or a nationally-known artist who people literally look up to."
Today is a big day in the literary world, with the announcement of the Pulitzer Prizes. And this year’s winners in poetry and fiction have strong connections to the Library of Congress—and to our poet laureate’s efforts to champion the voices of Native Americans.
Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, poet Cathy Park Hong (“Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning”) and novelist Wayétu Moore (“The Dragons, the Giant, the Women”) discuss how their memoirs give voice to history and speak to the present moment.