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Archive: 2016 (27 Posts)

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Learning “How the Other Half Lives” with Jacob Riis at the Library of Congress

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

Many of us know Jacob Riis for his compelling photographs, but the exhibition Jacob Riis: Revealing How the Other Half Lives underscores that Riis was also a powerful communicator who "devoted his life to writing articles and books, delivering lectures nationwide, and doggedly advocating for social change"

One woman watches as another examines with a magnifying glass an ornate, decorative image on a printed page

Explore the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature for National Poetry Month

Posted by: Cheryl Lederle

National Poetry month, a month to celebrate poetry, is a perfect time to explore the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. Some of the readings focus closely on the poems; others include musings on the selections and what inspired them. Some of the recordings are of a single poet, and others are panels or conversations between two or more poets. Hearing a poem in the poet's voice brings it to life in unexpected ways, and the range of poets offers something for all lovers of poetry.