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.
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!
Happy National Poetry Month! Explore the Library’s rich resources and stay tuned for more poetry-related news throughout the month.
Tips for exploring the Library’s large collection of poetry broadsides and how to incorporate them into classroom activities with students.
On the heels of the National Book Festival program “Art, Literature and Poetry: Creative Collaborations at the Library of Congress,” Katherine Blood of the Library’s Prints and Photographs Division shares more artist prints that blend art and poetry in a variety of compelling ways.
As schools around the country ring in a new academic year, we’re excited to announce that former Poet Laureate Billy Collins has added five new poems to Poetry 180!
Join us for a conversation with former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins about his signature laureate project, Poetry 180, which brings poetry to schools for each of the 180 days of the school year.
Join us for a compelling conversation with Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Ríos as he reads and discusses his poetry. With educator Melissa Alter Smith, Ríos will discuss the power of teaching poetry and the work of living poets.
The Hispanic Reading Room of the Library of Congress launches The PALABRA Indigenous Voices Project, a new initiative to increase the presence of Indigenous poetry and literature in the historic PALABRA Archive.