News from the Library of Congress

Below are some recent posts from The Catbird Seat in the Division of Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress. Enjoy!

  • An Ode to Poetry at the Capitol
    by Anne Holmes on July 17, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    The following is a post by Michelle Strizever, photography and digital content specialist in the Office of Art and Archives of the U.S. House of Representatives. It originally appeared on the House History, Art & Archives blog. During a Joint Meeting honoring the bicentennial of Congress in 1989, Minority Leader Robert Michel of Illinois suggested that what Congress needed […]

  • Literary Treasures: Remembering Donald Hall
    by Peter Armenti on July 12, 2018 at 4:20 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 […]

  • Ariel Dorfman and “La Voz Latina”
    by Anne Holmes on July 5, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    The following introduction is written by Marie Arana, curator of “La Voz Latina”; literary advisor to the Library of Congress; coordinator of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction; and literary director of the National Book Festival. This past weekend, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, we were thrilled to […]

  • Using Literary Maps in the Classroom
    by Anne Holmes on June 29, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    The following is a post by Kathleen McGuigan of the Library of Congress. It originally appeared on the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog.  Have you ever considered using a literary map with your students? In the May/June 2018 issue of Social Education, the journal of the National Council for the Social Studies, our “Sources […]

  • Refreshing the “Poetry of America” Series: Five New Recordings Added
    by Anne Holmes on June 18, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    It’s been an exciting spring and summer for digital initiatives at the Poetry and Literature Center. Over the past few months, we’ve released streaming audio of 50 newly digitized recordings from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, and we’ve aired the first full season of the PLC’s inaugural podcast series. Today, we kick off […]