It’s a celebratory day for Joy Harjo: the Librarian of Congress has just appointed our poet laureate to serve a third term in the position. The announcement also marks the launch of Joy’s signature project, “Living Nations, Living Words.”
A lesson plan that invites students to read and explore poetry inspired by historical events, and to write their own poems based on a historical event of their choosing.
This interview with writer Justin Torres was conducted in 2013 by Kelly Yuzawa 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 Though the series is no longer active, From the Catbird Seat is reprinting these interviews to bring them new light.
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, is back with the November edition of his monthly newsletter, Grab the Mic.
This “Literary Treasures” post, written by intern Rhosean Asmah, examines an audio recording from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature featuring Claudia Rankine and David Mura reading their poems at the Library of Congress on Nov. 30, 1995.
For a limited time only, through October 23, 2020, you can watch the films that were finalists for the 2019 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for film.
Learn more about the new Poetry & Literature site, and dive in!
Jason Reynolds, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, uses his October newsletter to give tips to students on making the best of remote learning.
Now the country can celebrate Gluck’s achievement, and she joins Joseph Brodsky as the only other Nobel winner who held the U.S. poet laureate position.
Recently, Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer talked about her unpublished sequel to the original Twilight story, Forever Dawn. This post explores unpublished copyright registration deposits such as Forever Dawn, why they are at the Library of Congress, and ways for the public to access them.