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.
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.
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.