Literary Treasures: Adrienne Rich reading her poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, April 7, 1981

The following post is part of our monthly series, “Literary Treasures,” which highlights audio and video recordings drawn from the Library’s extensive online collections, including the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. By showcasing the works and thoughts of some of the greatest poets and writers from the past 75 years, the series advances the […]

New Podcast Episode: Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry

It’s Thursday, which means we’re bringing you another episode of From the Catbird Seat, our new poetry podcast series! In this third episode, we check in with the three jurors of the 2016 Rebekah Bobbitt Johnson National Prize for Poetry: Mary Szybist, appointed by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden; Danielle Legros Georges, appointed by Poet Laureate […]

Poetic Decisions

The following is a guest post by Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract, writer and student of poetry and literature. This post originally appeared on the In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress blog.  As we come out of National Poetry Month, I have been thinking about my earliest post on the relationship between law […]

“The Poet Diaries”: A National Poetry Month Farewell

The following is a guest post by the inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman. This is the conclusion in a series of monthly blog posts that Amanda contributed during her 2017-2018 laureateship.  Can you believe that this is my last “Poet Diaries” post? That it is National Poetry Month already? That we are just around the […]

The Greco-Roman Muses of the Library of Congress

The following is a post by Taru Spiegel, Reference Specialist, European Division. It originally appeared on the 4 Corners of the World: International Collections blog. National Poetry Month in the United States is surely presided over by the Muses, the Greco-Roman patron goddesses of poets. The Thomas Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress features […]

Poems of Spring Featured in Library’s Spring Fling Pop-Up Exhibit

This Friday and Saturday, April 13-14, the Library will continue its celebration of spring and the National Cherry Blossom Festival through its Spring Fling Pop-Up Exhibit. Among the many items on display from the Library’s collections is a selection of books and broadsides (see image above) from the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division […]