New Recordings Online for National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is here, and we’re over the moon to announce the release of 50 additional recordings from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, now available to stream online. The archive—a collection dating back to 1943, when Allen Tate was Consultant in Poetry—contains nearly 2,000 audio recordings of celebrated poets and writers participating […]

“The Poet Diaries”: The Marker of March

The following is a guest post by the inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman. This is the sixth in a series of monthly blog posts that Amanda will be writing during her laureateship this year.  Join Amanda tonight at the Library of Congress for a National Youth Poet Laureate Celebration. Amanda Gorman and the 2018 National Youth Poet […]

Read Poetry to Gain Quiet and Reflection in a Hectic World

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. With all of the busyness of life brought about by course load, extracurricular activities, and employment, as well as the influx of news and media […]

The Visual Poetry of Grace Hartigan

The following is a guest post by Katherine Blood, Curator of Fine Prints, Prints & Photographs Division. Encounters between poetry and visual art comprise a rich vein of creativity in the collections of the Library of Congress—home to the Poetry and Literature Center and world class collections of artists’ prints and books, as well as […]