In celebration of Black History Month, this post highlights some of the many contributions of Black poets and writers, including former U.S. Poets Laureate, to the Library's 100+ year history of literary programs and initiatives.
This is a guest post by Joshua Kueh, Southeast Asian Reference Librarian at the Asian Division of the Library of Congress. On Saturday, December 3, 2022, the Library of Congress will host an evening with 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Maria Ressa. A journalist with extensive experience in Asia, Maria Ressa is acclaimed for holding …
The Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums recently presented one of its Guardians of Culture and Lifeways International Awards to the Library of Congress and Harjo for “Living Nations, Living Words,” her signature project as the nation’s first Native American poet laureate.
As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month tradition, the annual digital release of 50 new streaming audio recordings in the PALABRA Archive — the Library’s treasure trove of recordings of 20th and 21st century Luso-Hispanic poets and writers reading from their works.
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.
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.