October 20, 2018

Collection Spotlight: Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress contains recordings of poets and prose writers participating in literary events at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory. As of April, 2018, there are 200 artists represented the digital collection. There is a biography for each artist and each of those links to one or more recordings featuring readings and commentary on their work. Happy poetry month!Collection … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Crowdsourced Poetry

Looking for a way to integrate more poetry into your curriculum during national poetry month in April? Take a look at the project of U.S. Poet LaureateJuan Felipe Herrera. La Casa de Colores, specifically La Familia, is a crowdsourced epic poem project that began in September 15, 2015 and will span the length of Herrera’s Laureateship. The current segment is World Unity Tortillas.Past segments include:La Familia Migrants Language Weavers Peace VeteransThere are several ways … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Poets & Poetry

Featured Source guided primary source analysis activitiesThe Banks of the Yellow River Dedication by Robert Frost Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession The Poem Woman and ChildFound Poetry activitiesFound poetry primary source set Found poetry primary source activitiesLearning from the Source lessonsBallad of Booker T. The Declaration, Her Declaration, Your Declaration The Negro Speaks of Rivers Putting Loss into Words Mourning Lincoln … [Read more...]

Primary Source Spotlight: Poetry

April certainly is not the cruelest month if you're looking for poetry resources from the Library of Congress. LOC.gov has loads of treasures to choose from.Teaching resourcesPrimary Source Learning: Poets & PoetryLibrary collections with significant poetry-related contentPSN poet primary source collectionsSherwood Anderson Gwendolyn Brooks Billy Collins Emily Dickinson Paul Laurence Dunbar Ralph Waldo Emerson Robert Frost Langston Hughes James … [Read more...]