This “Literary Treasures” post, written by intern Eliza Browning, examines an audio recording from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature featuring Jean Valentine reading her poems at the Library of Congress on March 22, 2001.
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!
This “Literary Treasures” post, written by intern Eliza Browning, examines an audio recording from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature featuring Robert Hass reading his poems and translations at the Library of Congress on Oct. 12, 1995.
Poet Jennifer Elise Foerster reflects on the reading and conversation course she led this fall, which explored the poetry of many of today’s Native Nations poets through Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s signature project, “Living Nations, Living Words.”
This year’s batch of recordings includes a wonderful array of literary figures from all over Latin America, the U.S., the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean, including award-winning Mexican author Elena Poniatowska; esteemed Cuban-American author, poet, and anthropologist Ruth Behar; and renowned Portuguese author Dulce María Cardoso.