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Farewell to the Catbird Seat Blog

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At the start of 2012, we kicked off this blog, “From the Catbird Seat: Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress.” Eleven years and several hundred posts later, we have reached a bittersweet (mostly sweet!) moment of transition.

This is the final post of this particular blog, but it is not the final word from us on the subject of poetry and literature. We will be reborn as “Bookmarked: Celebrating Contemporary Books and Writers at the Library,” a new blog launching tomorrow. “Bookmarked” will deliver news about poetry, literature and other literary content related to the Library, including upcoming book talks, news of the Poet Laureate, and more.

The new blog merges “Catbird” with our National Book Festival blog, so will provide news and information about our big annual festival in the runup to that event each year, as well.

If you already follow this blog, we will roll you over to “Bookmarked”—we hope you enjoy it as much if not more than you’ve enjoyed “From the Catbird Seat.” If you are a newcomer—welcome! Please follow this link to subscribe to “Bookmarked” and share with other bookworms and literature lovers in your life.

While we will cease posting on this blog, all previous posts will still be accessible and discoverable on the Library of Congress website, and anything you have bookmarked will remain unchanged.

We look forward to seeing you all on the other side of the page!

Comments (2)

  1. Well, I’ll miss the exlusive (distinctive) discussion of poetry. But I wish the new blog well.

  2. I agree with Christopher’s thoughts above. I will truly miss having a poetry-specific blog to enjoy. Best of luck in the new venture though.

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