May 23, 2022

Stream Online: 50 More Digitized Recordings Added to LC’s Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

From a Guest Post on the Library of Congress Blog:

National Poetry Month is here, and we’re over the moon to announce the release of 50 additional recordings from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, now available to stream online.

The archive—a collection dating back to 1943, when Allen Tate was consultant in poetry—contains nearly 2,000 audio recordings [as of April 13, 2018, 215 audio files are available to stream online] of celebrated poets and writers participating in literary events at the Library of Congress, along with sessions recorded in the recording laboratory in the Library’s Jefferson Building. Most of these recordings were originally captured on magnetic tape reels and have only been accessible by visiting the Library in person.

As of this week, you can now stream previously undigitized recordings featuring poets laureate Robert HaydenMaxine KuminMark StrandGwendolyn BrooksRobert PinskyJames MerrillJames DickeyJoseph BrodskyRichard WilburRobert HassStephen SpenderCharles SimicJosephine JacobsenAnthony Hecht and Howard Nemerov.

Direct to Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature (via Library of Congress)

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