In our first-ever U.S. Poet Laureate guest post, Ada Limón writes of her recent trip to Mexico City to participate in an event with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden and Dr. Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller, wife of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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 …
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.
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.