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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Experience the Library's fine prints collections in a new way - check out Herrera's Laureate project "El Jardín"

Experience the Library's fine prints collections in a new way. U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s Laureate project “El Jardín” has a new installment featuring materials from the Library’s Prints & Photographs Division. About the project, Herrera says “come with me to visit historic beauties at the Library of Congress, and meet the curator too; read the curator’s description of these magnificent findings, along with links so you can go further; [and] read a poem response from me, which you can replicate in your own words.” Get started today!

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Fifth "La Familia" theme closes this week! Submit before it’s too late.

Fifth "La Familia" theme closes this week! Submit to U.S. Poet Laureate's epic poem project before it’s too late. Contribute up to 200 characters on Herrera’s fifth “La Familia” theme: Thank-You Poems to Our Vets. Herrera says “La Familia” (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to La Familia, you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Fifth La Familia theme closes next week! Submit your voice today.

Fifth "La Familia" theme closes next week! Submit to U.S. Poet Laureate's epic poem project before it’s too late. Contribute up to 200 characters on Herrera’s fourth “La Familia” theme: Thank-You Poems to Our Vets. Herrera says “La Familia” (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to La Familia, you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: International Literature: Raúl Zurita on 2/11

Thursday, February 11, 12:00 Noon
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: RAÚL ZURITA

Chilean poet Raúl Zurita and his translator, Anna Deeny Morales, will give a bilingual reading of Zurita’s work, followed by a moderated discussion with Georgette Dorn, chief of the Hispanic Division. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Hispanic Division.

Location: Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5397

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: New Webcast: International Literature: Literature From Singapore

A new webcast, "International Literature: Literature From Singapore," has been added to The Library of Congress Webcasts. Click here to enjoy.

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Literary Birthday Celebration: Elizabeth Bishop on 2/8

Monday, February 8, 12:00 Noon
LITERARY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: ELIZABETH BISHOP

Poets Jennifer Atkinson and Vijay Seshadri will celebrate the birthday of poet Elizabeth Bishop by reading selections from her work and discussing her influence on their own writing. This event is free and open to the public, and will feature a display from the Library’s collections. Co-sponsored by the Library’s Rare Book and Special Collections Division.

Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building (ground floor) <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

 

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Remember to submit to the fifth "La Familia" theme! Add your voice to U.S. Poet Laureate's epic poem project.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wants your words to be part of his online project as Poet Laureate. Submit up to 200 characters on Herrera’s fifth “La Familia” theme: Thank-You Poems to Our Vets. Herrera says “La Familia” (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to La Familia, you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Thank our veterans! Add your voice to our Laureate’s epic poem feature, “La Familia,” before the 14th!

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera wants your words to be part of his online project as Poet Laureate. Submit up to 200 characters on Herrera’s fifth “La Familia” theme: Thank-You Poems to Our Vets. Herrera says “La Familia” (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to La Familia, you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera's Laureate feature "El Jardín" has a new installment! Check it out today.

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s Laureate feature “El Jardín” has a new installment featuring materials from the Library’s Prints & Photographs Division. About the project, Herrera says “come with me to visit historic beauties at the Library of Congress, and meet the curator too; read the curator’s description of these magnificent findings, along with links so you can go further; [and] read a poem response from me, which you can replicate in your own words.” Get started today!

Click here for more information.

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: CANCELED: Celebrating "One Life: Dolores Huerta" Event

Due to severe weather forecasts for the D.C. area, the below event has been CANCELED.

Saturday, January 23, 2:00 PM CANCELED
CELEBRATING “ONE LIFE: DOLORES HUERTA”

To celebrate the landmark exhibition “One Life: Dolores Huerta,” 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera and poets Arlene Biala and Diana García will read work in response to the exhibition. Co-sponsored by Letras Latinas, literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies, Library of Congress Hispanic Division, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian Latino Center.

Location: Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th & F Sts NW, Washington, DC 20004
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Celebrating "One Life: Dolores Huerta" Event on January 23rd

Saturday, January 23, 2:00 PM
CELEBRATING “ONE LIFE: DOLORES HUERTA”

To celebrate the landmark exhibition “One Life: Dolores Huerta,” 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Juan Felipe Herrera and poets Arlene Biala and Diana García will read work in response to the exhibition. Co-sponsored by Letras Latinas, literary initiative at the University of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies, Library of Congress Hispanic Division, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and Smithsonian Latino Center.

Location: Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th & F Sts NW, Washington, DC 20004
Contact: (202) 707-5394

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Poet Laureate's Epic Poem Project "La Familia" Has a New Theme!

U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s epic poem project “La Familia” has a new theme: Thank-You Poems to Our Vets. Contribute your voice by submitting up to 200 characters today. Herrera says “La Familia” (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to "La Familia," you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

Click here to submit.

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Fourth "La Familia" Theme Closes Today. Last Chance to Submit!

Fourth "La Familia" theme closes today! Make sure to submit to U.S. Poet Laureate's epic poem project by 11:59 p.m. EST. Contribute up to 200 characters on Herrera’s fourth “La Familia” theme: Let me tell you what peace can bring. Herrera says “La Familia” (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to La Familia, you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

Click here to submit!

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Fourth "La Familia" Theme Closes Tomorrow. Submit Today!

Fourth "La Familia" theme closes tomorrow! Submit to U.S. Poet Laureate's epic poem project before it’s too late. Contribute up to 200 characters on Herrera’s fourth “La Familia” theme: Let me tell you what peace can bring. Herrera says “La Familia” (The Family) is an opportunity for you to contribute to an epic poem of all our voices and styles and experiences that will run the span of my Laureateship. By contributing to 'La Familia,' you will be part of my family—and all our words will be seen and our voices be heard, throughout the nation and beyond.”

Click here to submit today!

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Poet Laureate Selects 2016 Witter Bynner Fellow, Allison Hedge Coke

The 21st Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, Juan Felipe Herrera, has selected poet Allison Hedge Coke for the 2016 Witter Bynner Fellowship.

Herrera will introduce a program celebrating Hedge Coke at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, in the Mumford Room on the sixth floor of the James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540.  The event is free and open to the public.  No tickets are needed.

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: Contribute to La Familia!

Theme for Dec. 15, 2015 - Jan. 14, 2016
"Let me tell you what peace can bring"

Everyone of us loves peace: peace of mind, peace of heart and—in one way or another—“peace on earth.” Every one of us has a unique way of thinking and feeling about peace. The word “peace” itself includes a set of actions of what it can do for us and for others, for all beings. Tell us about your kind of peace. Write a poem with your list of things that will happen if we attain peace. Use Anaphora (repetition), use clear images too so we can see your kind of peace, so we can taste it too and feel it—and perhaps together we can put our peace into action in these troubled times. I’ll be waiting for you

Click here to submit to this month's theme!

Poetry & Literature: News & Events: BAGLEY WRIGHT LECTURE SERIES: RACHEL ZUCKER on 12/4

Friday, December 4, 12:00 Noon
BAGLEY WRIGHT LECTURE SERIES: RACHEL ZUCKER

As part of the ongoing series, poet and memoirist Rachel Zucker will give a lecture on poetry. This event is free and open to the public.

Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building (ground floor) <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: WITTER BYNNER STATE READING WITH EMILY FRAGOS on 12/3

Thursday, December 3, 6:00 PM
WITTER BYNNER STATE READING WITH EMILY FRAGOS

Witter Bynner fellow Emily Fragos reads a selection of her work followed by a conversation with poet KC Trommer. This event is free and open to the public with book sales and signing to follow. Presented in partnership with Library of Congress Center for the Book, New York Empire State Center for the Book, NYU Bookstore, and NYU Gallatin Writing Program.

Location: New York University Bookstore (726 Broadway, New York, NY 10003)
Contact: (212) 998-4678

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: DANTE SYMPOSIUM on 12/3

Thursday, December 3, 4:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE: DANTE SYMPOSIUM

To highlight Library of Congress’ Dante Alighieri collections, scholars Francesco Ciabattoni, Kristina Marie Olson, Bernardo Piciché, and Eugenio Refini participate in a discussion moderated by Lucia Alma Wolf, reference librarian in the Library’s European Division. A tabletop presentation will follow. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress European Division, John W. Kluge Center, and Rare Book and Special Collection Division. Presented in partnership with Georgetown University Department of Italian, George Mason University Department of Modern & Classical Languages, Virginia Commonwealth University School of World Studies, Johns Hopkins Department of German & Romance Languages & Literatures, and Bucknell University Press.

Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: TEENS AND POETRY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY on 12/2

Wednesday, December 2, 6:30 PM
TEENS AND POETRY FOR THE  21ST CENTURY

Poets Jennifer Chang and Mark McMorris read selections of Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation along with co-editor Lynn Melnick and Viking Children’s Books Senior Editor, Sharyn November. A moderated discussion on poetry and teens to follow. This event is free and open to the public.  

Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: MAKING THE CASE: CRITICS ON LITERATURE on 11/24

Tuesday, November 24, 12:00 PM
MAKING THE CASE: CRITICS ON LITERATURE

The launch of a new series with the National Book Critics Circle, poet and critic Stephen Burt will give a lecture titled “The Poem Is You.” This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and signing to follow. Presented in partnership with the National Book Critics Circle.

Location: Whittall Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building (ground floor) <view maps>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: 5 UNDER 35 CELEBRATION on 11/19

Thursday, November 19, 3:00 – 8:00 PM
5 UNDER 35 CELEBRATION

The launch of an annual series with the National Book Foundation, featuring 5 Under 35 honorees for 2015. This event is free and open to the public. Presented in partnership with Amazon Literary Partnership.

  • 3:00 p.m.: Colin Barrett, Angela Flournoy, Megan Kruse, Tracy O’Neill, and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi participate in moderated discussion with Benjamin Samuel, programs manager at National Book Foundation.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Honorees read selections of their winning novels. Book sales and signing to follow.

Location: Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TODAY: VIET THANH NGUYEN on 11/12

Thursday, November 12, 6:30 PM
ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE TODAY: VIET THANH NGUYEN

Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen will read from his new novel, The Sympathizer, and participate in a moderated discussion with Mimi Khúc, Asian American Studies Program faculty at the University of Maryland." This event is free and open to the public. Book sales and a signing will follow. Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center; The Asian American Literary Review; and the Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland.

Location: Montpelier Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN POETS AND WRITERS: ANAS ATAKORA on 11/6

Friday, November 6, 12:00 PM
CONVERSATIONS WITH AFRICAN POETS AND WRITERS: ANAS ATAKORA

Togolese writer Anas Atakora will read selections from his work and participate in a moderated discussion with Marieta Harper, Africa Area Specialist in the African and Middle Eastern Division. This event is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress African and Middle Eastern Division, and presented in partnership with the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.

Location: African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room, LJ-220, Thomas Jefferson Building
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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Poetry & Literature: News & Events: INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT on 11/5

Thursday, November 5, 4:00 PM
INTERNATIONAL WRITING PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

Program residents Nael Eltoukhy (Egypt), Harris Khalique (Pakistan), Birgül Oğuz (Turkey), and Margarita Mateo Palmer (Cuba) read selections of their work and participate in a moderated discussion with Christopher Merrill, director of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. Presented in partnership with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Location: Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Building <view map>
Contact: (202) 707-5394

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