Through a Glass Darkly: The Room by Artist Alice Leora Briggs in Homage to Poet Mark Strand

The following guest post is by Katherine Blood, curator of fine prints in the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division. In our ongoing exploration of intersections between art and poetry in the Library’s graphic art collections, I’d like to share a fascinating, recent donation of somberly enthralling images by Texas artist Alice Leora Briggs (b. 1953). […]

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 […]

Summertime is Laureate Time at the Library!

This summer the Poetry and Literature Center has been busy with our poet laureate-to-be, Joy Harjo. In preparation for the Librarian of Congress’s June 19th official appointment announcement, Joy came to the LOC for the usual “laureate orientation”—a one-day visit aimed to give the new laureate a sense of the position and its relationship to […]

The Visual Poetry of Grace Hartigan

The following is a guest post by Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints, Prints & Photographs Division. Encounters between poetry and visual art comprise a rich vein of creativity in the collections of the Library of Congress—home to the Poetry and Literature Center and world class collections of artists’ prints and books, as well as […]

Artwork by Chicano Movement “Artivist” Mario Torero

The following is a guest post by Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints, Prints & Photographs Division. It originally appeared on Picture This, the division’s blog. When Juan Felipe Herrera was exploring Library of Congress collections to share through his Poet Laureate project El Jardín (The Garden): La Casa de Colores, he was interested to […]

Ingenuity and Homage: Poetic Lotería by Artemio Rodríguez

The following article (“Ingenuity and Homage: Poetic Lotería by Artemio Rodríguez”) was written by Katherine Blood, curator of fine prints in the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, and originally appeared in On Paper: Journal of the Washington Print Club (Fall 2016 Volume 1, No. 2) as a “Curator’s Choice” feature. We are reprinting […]