This “Literary Treasures” post, written by intern Megan Jenkins, examines an audio recording from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature featuring Lucille Clifton reading her poems at the Library of Congress on December 2, 1999.
A review of major strategies for determining a poem’s original publication date.
No matter where you are or how you’re celebrating, we hope you’ll take a moment to slow down and give the gift of reading poetry—to yourself, to your loved ones, or even to strangers in airports.
Exciting news: The Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Regional program has just awarded a $20,000 grant to the Academy of American Poets to support the addition of resources from the Library’s collections to the Academy’s Teach This Poem series for the 2019-2020 school year. In celebration of this news, I asked Academy of American […]
The following guest post, part of our “Teacher’s Corner” series, is by Rebecca Newland, a Fairfax County Public Schools Librarian and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress. It may be the end of National Poetry Month, but it is not too late to bring some poetry into your high school classroom or […]
The following is a guest post by Ann Brener, Hebraic Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division. It originally appeared on the 4 Corners of the World blog. The spectacular news of the Venus flyby conducted by the Parker Solar Probe made headlines around the world last autumn, dazzling us all with its close-ups […]
The following guest post, part of our “Teacher’s Corner” series, is by Rebecca Newland, a Fairfax County Public Schools Librarian and former Teacher in Residence at the Library of Congress. Just as watching or acting out a Shakespeare play enables students to access it in ways that reading alone cannot, imagine what insights students may […]
Last month, high schools around the nation settled in to start the second half of the academic year. We’re a little late to the celebration, but we hope you’ll still share our excitement: To mark this milestone, former Poet Laureate Billy Collins has added 10 new poems to Poetry 180! Launched in 2002 as Collins’ laureateship project, […]
Today is National Handwriting Day! While many of the Library’s digital manuscript collections offer wonderful examples of 18th, 19th, and 20th century handwriting for you to peruse, our Wm. Oland Bourne Papers is the only collection of which I’m aware that offers a direct focus on penmanship, with a healthy offering of poetry to boot. […]
As the poetry specialist in the Library’s Researcher and Reference Services Division, I receive my fair share of questions about U.S. poets laureate. Most often, people ask about the history of the laureateship, or about the activities of a particular laureate during his or her term. Very rarely, though, do I receive questions about specific […]