September 16, 2014

Librarian of Congress Appoints Natasha Trethewey Poet Laureate

Natasha Trethewey, 2012.

From LC: Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the appointment of Natasha Trethewey as the Library’s Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012-2013. Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate, will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season with a reading of her work on Thursday, September 13 in […]

Philip Levine Named Poet Laureate + Web Resources About Levine

From the LC News Release: Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the appointment of Philip Levine as the Library’s 18th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2011-2012. Levine will take up his duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season with a reading of his work at the Coolidge Auditorium on […]

New Research Guide From the Library of Congress: "Amateur Poetry Anthologies: A Guide to Finding Your Published Poems"

From the Web Guide: Publishers of such amateur poetry anthologies typically run regular poetry contests publicized in newspapers, magazines, and on the Web. Almost every poem submitted to these contests is declared a “semifinalist” or “winner” and accepted for publication in a forthcoming anthology of winning poems. People are usually encouraged by the publisher to […]

Super Cool! "Newly-Digitized, Never-Before-Seen Videos of 'Beat Generation' Poets Released"

Awesome. This is a definite not only a win for users because the video was discovered but also because it was digitized and accessible to anyone interested, 24x7x365, from anywhere in the world with a fast enough web connection. It wasn’t that long ago that this would have been impossible. The video first became available […]

The Poetry Foundation Relaunches Website and Now Includes Access to Complete Poetry Magazine Archive

From a Poetry Foundation Announcement: The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is pleased to announce a redesign of its award-winning website. Audiences are invited to explore the updated site at www.poetryfoundation.org, which now features the full archive of Poetry magazine dating back to 1912 and a richer, faster browsing experience, among other improvements. Poetryfoundation.org […]

New Internet Resources Guide: "Resources For Your Rhymes: Sites For Slam/Spoken Word/Performance Poetry"

“Resources For Your Rhymes: Sites For Slam/Spoken Word/Performance Poetry” appears in the March 2011 (72.3) issue of College & Research Library News. The extensive list of resource was compiled and written by Maureen Perry, a reference librarian at University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College. Resources are organized into six categories: + Dictionaries/glossaries/terminology resources + Recording […]