National Hispanic Heritage Month 2022: PALABRA Archive Releases 50 New Streaming Recordings

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.

Ada Limón, the Nation’s New Poet Laureate

The following is a post by Neely Tucker, a writer-editor in the Library’s Office of Communication. It originally appeared on the Library of Congress Blog.   Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today announced the appointment of Ada Limón as the nation’s 24th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2022-2023. Limón will take up her duties in […]

Walt Whitman and Modern Voices in Poetry: A Resource Guide

Among the diverse and modern voices Whitman envisioned would follow him are three recent U.S. Poet Laureate Consultants to the Library of Congress: Joy Harjo, Tracy K. Smith, and Juan Felipe Herrera. They served in association with the Library from 2015 to 2022 and were all inspired in their own ways by Whitman.