Free Webinar–Teaching Poetry: Audio Recordings of Poetry and Literature from the Library of Congress on April 21, 4-5 ET

This post is by Kathy McGuigan of the Library of Congress.

Image of Audre Lorde, Kurt Vonnegut, Adrienne Rich and Robert Earl Hayden

Register now for this webinar!

Join us as we continue our celebration of National Poetry Month. In this session, Library of Congress experts will share two core resources for educators wishing to use audio recordings in their work with students:

Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Listen to audio-recorded readings of former Consultants in Poetry, including Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks and Robert Frost; Nobel Laureates Mario Vargas Llosa and Czeslaw Milosz; and renowned writers such as Ray Bradbury, Margaret Atwood, and Kurt Vonnegut read from their work at the Library of Congress. The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress dates back to 1943 and contains nearly 2,000 recordings of writers participating in literary events. Each April, the Library adds 50 newly digitized recordings to the online collection as part of National Poetry Month.

Poetry of America

Learn about this collection of field recordings by a wide range of award-winning contemporary poets. Each poet reads a singular American poem of their choosing, and also speaks to how the poem connects to, deepens, or re-imagines our sense of the nation. The feature includes a print version of the poem to complement the recording, as well as a piece by the participating poet.

This session is co-hosted by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

You can register here.