A week from now, we at the Library will begin the process of saying goodbye to Joy Harjo as our 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
On December 31, 2022, the Library of Congress’ Rare Book and Special Collections Division launched the St. Mark’s Poetry Project Audio Archive, which consists of 420 recordings from the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s in the Bowery.
As National Poetry Month celebrations carry on, we have another treat to share: We’ve just launched 10 newly digitized audio recordings to the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature online collection!
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, writes in his latest newsletter about the importance of shining light on others’ efforts and victories.
Happy National Poetry Month! Explore the Library’s rich resources and stay tuned for more poetry-related news throughout the month.
Tips for exploring the Library’s large collection of poetry broadsides and how to incorporate them into classroom activities with students.
This “Literary Treasures” post, written by intern Eliza Browning, examines an audio recording from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature featuring Robert Hass reading his poems and translations at the Library of Congress on Oct. 12, 1995.
This interview with Karen An-hwei Lee was conducted in 2014 as part of the Poetry and Literature Center’s online Interview Series. The series featured emerging and established literary writers in dynamic and thought-provoking conversation. Though the series is no longer active, From the Catbird Seat is reprinting these interviews to bring them new light.
In honor of Women’s History Month, Manuscript Division curator Barbara Bair explores the life and work of poet, playwright, librettist, and activist Edna St. Vincent Millay.
2021 National Youth Poet Laureate Alexandra Huynh reflects on the joys and challenges of her laureateship year.