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  • Podcast Episode 4 Now Available: Natasha Trethewey and Rosanne Cash
    by Anne Holmes on May 17, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Today marks the half-way point for our poetry podcast series, From the Catbird Seat. Tune in now for Episode 4! In this newest installment of From the Catbird Seat, Rob Casper chats with former Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey about her 2013 event at the Library with singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash. At the time, Cash was completing a […]

  • Literary Treasures: Adrienne Rich reading her poems in the Coolidge Auditorium, April 7, 1981
    by Anne Holmes on May 16, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    The following post is part of our monthly series, “Literary Treasures,” which highlights audio and video recordings drawn from the Library’s extensive online collections, including the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature. By showcasing the works and thoughts of some of the greatest poets and writers from the past 75 years, the series advances the […]

  • New Podcast Episode: Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry
    by Anne Holmes on May 10, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    It’s Thursday, which means we’re bringing you another episode of From the Catbird Seat, our new poetry podcast series! In this third episode, we check in with the three jurors of the 2016 Rebekah Bobbitt Johnson National Prize for Poetry: Mary Szybist, appointed by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden; Danielle Legros Georges, appointed by Poet Laureate […]

  • Now Available: Episode 2 of “From the Catbird Seat” Podcast Series
    by Anne Holmes on May 3, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Last week, we kicked off our brand new poetry podcast series, From the Catbird Seat, with an inaugural episode featuring Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith. Today, we’re excited to announce that episode 2 is now available on our website and on iTunes. In this second installment of the season, we take you behind the scenes […]

  • Poetic Decisions
    by Anne Holmes on May 2, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    The following is a guest post by Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract, writer and student of poetry and literature. This post originally appeared on the In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress blog.  As we come out of National Poetry Month, I have been thinking about my earliest post on the relationship between law […]