Among the diverse and modern voices Whitman envisioned would follow him are three recent U.S. Poet Laureate Consultants to the Library of Congress: Joy Harjo, Tracy K. Smith, and Juan Felipe Herrera. They served in association with the Library from 2015 to 2022 and were all inspired in their own ways by Whitman.
This “Literary Treasures” post, written by intern Eliza Browning, examines an audio recording from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature featuring Jean Valentine reading her poems at the Library of Congress on March 22, 2001.
On December 31, 2022, the Library of Congress’ Rare Book and Special Collections Division launched the St. Mark’s Poetry Project Audio Archive, which consists of 420 recordings from the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s in the Bowery.
As National Poetry Month celebrations carry on, we have another treat to share: We’ve just launched 10 newly digitized audio recordings to the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature online collection!
This “Literary Treasures” post, written by intern Eliza Browning, examines an audio recording from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature featuring Robert Hass reading his poems and translations at the Library of Congress on Oct. 12, 1995.
This interview with Karen An-hwei Lee was conducted in 2014 as part of the Poetry and Literature Center’s online Interview Series. The series featured emerging and established literary writers in dynamic and thought-provoking conversation. Though the series is no longer active, From the Catbird Seat is reprinting these interviews to bring them new light.