An overview of Armed Services Editions (ASEs), paperback books designed for free distribution to U.S. Service Members from 1943-1947. The post highlights a new resource guide on Armed Services Editions that readers can explore for a detailed history and list of many resources related to ASEs.
The following is a post by Neely Tucker, a writer-editor in the Library’s Office of Communication. It originally appeared on the Library of Congress Blog. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Ada Limón as the nation’s 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2022-2023. Limón will take up her duties in …
Main Reading Room reference librarian Abby Yochelson recently appeared on the "National Treasure Hunt" podcast to discuss the connections—secret and not-so-secret—between the Library of Congress and the "National Treasure" movies.
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.