Laureate at the Library: Joy Harjo Visits the Prints and Photographs Division

The following guest post is by Katherine Blood and Melissa Lindberg of the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division. This is the fourth in a series of five posts documenting Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s summertime meetings with librarians and curators across the Library of Congress. The meetings grew out of Harjo’s interest in learning more about the Library’s services and […]

Laureate at the Library: Joy Harjo Visits the Manuscript Division

Joy Harjo arrived in the Manuscript Division carrying with her a continuum of places, relatives, activists, literary inspirations, musicians, and tellers of stories she has loved. During her time with the collections, she encountered word-magic and art and evidence of lives that came before, all offering her different points of connection.

Laureate at the Library: Talking Geopoetics with Joy Harjo in the Geography and Map Division Research Center

The following guest post is by John Hessler, curator of the Kislak Collection of the Archaeology and History of the Early Americas in the Library’s Geography and Map Division. This is the second in a series of five posts documenting Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s summertime meetings with librarians and curators across the Library of Congress. The meetings […]

Laureate at the Library: Joy Harjo Visits the Main Reading Room

This is the first in a series of five posts documenting Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s summertime meetings with librarians and curators across the Library of Congress. The meetings grew out of Harjo’s interest in learning more about the Library’s services and collections, especially Library materials pertaining to Native peoples and cultures. This post highlights Harjo’s […]

Laureate at the Library: Sharing the History and Realities of Field Recordings of Native American Songs and Narratives

The following guest post is by Judith Gray, coordinator of Reference Services in the Library’s American Folklife Center. This is the fifth and final post in a series documenting Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s summertime meetings with librarians and curators across the Library of Congress. The meetings grew out of Harjo’s interest in learning more about the Library’s services […]

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with the Annual Young Readers Center Puppet Show (the Day After Thanksgiving!)

The Young Readers Center is excited to invite you to see the annual Puppet Show on the day after Thanksgiving on November 29, 2019. This year we are sharing Native American Folktales, with stories and poems from nations such as Cree, Seneca, Winnebago, and Navajo adapted from books by Abenaki authors and storytellers—the father-son duo Joseph and James Bruchac.