Collections Spotlight: Poetry from Around the World

Collections Spotlight: Poetry from Around the World

The PALABRA Archive is a collection of original audio recordings of 20th and 21st century Luso-Hispanic poets and writers reading from their works since 1943. It features recordings in more than thirteen languages including Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Creole, and Indigenous languages such as Mayan, Nahuatl, Wayuu, and Quechua. “Living Nations, Living Words” contains audio…

Collections Spotlight: Poetry

Collections 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. Library collections PSN poet primary source collections Digitized poetry materials from the Library’s collections Poet Laureates Finding Resources: Poetry in Historical Newspapers Multimedia & music Poetry online exhibition materials Civil…

Collections Spotlight: Influential Latinas

Collections Spotlight: Influential Latinas

The Minerva’s Kaleidoscope blog highlights several influential women who appear in the picture book, Latinitas: Celebrating 40 Big Dreamers, by Guatemalan-American author, illustrator, and teacher Juliet Menéndez. Hear from Menéndez and learn more about Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Teresa Carreño, Frida Kahlo, Celia Cruz, Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Cisneros, and a couple more inspiring…

Finding Resources: Story Maps

Finding Resources: Story Maps

Story Maps are immersive web applications that tell the incredible stories of the Library’s collections through narrative, multimedia, and interactive maps. The story maps are created within a Geographic Information Systems (GIS)-based software platform created by Esri. Story Maps are chock full of primary sources, including photographs, illustrations, texts, newspaper articles, and even maps. “I find story…

World Spotlight: Guatemala

World Spotlight: Guatemala

Guatemala primary source set from the World Digital Library Country profile: Guatemala BBC Guatemala timeline BBC Guatemala images Guatemala maps Service in Guatemala: U.S. veteran oral histories Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Guatemala Manuscripts, Performance style, Choreometrics, sources, Correspondence and notes by culture, Guatemala Alan Lomax Collection Guatemala worker oral history recordings Working the Waterfront, New Bedford,…

Timely Connections: Fresh Perspectives from Female Poets

Timely Connections: Fresh Perspectives from Female Poets

In an article for Edutopia, middle school educator Kasey Short provides suggestions and tips for “Studying Female Poets to Understand History“. After reading this thoughtful article, help your students get some fresh female perspectives of both history and contemporary life with these poetry-related resources. Curator’s Picks: American Women Poets Library of Congress Blog March 26,…

Collections Spotlight: Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature

Collections 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, 2019, there are nearly 300 artists represented the digital collection. There is a biography…

World Spotlight: Sweden

World Spotlight: Sweden

Sweden primary source set from the World Digital Library Sweden maps Sweden image set Swede personal narratives Swede oral history interviews U.S. veteran oral histories (service in Sweden) Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection interviews mentioning Sweden Swedish American Song Swedish sheet music Swedish song recordings Books, articles and other texts about Sweden Thomas Jefferson correspondence…

Integrating Tech: Poetry 180

Integrating Tech: Poetry 180

Poetry 180 is a project of two-time U.S. Poet Laureate (2002-2003) Billy Collins. The Poetry Foundation describes Mr. Collins, “Dubbed ‘the most popular poet in America’ by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation…

State Spotlight: Kentucky

State Spotlight: Kentucky

Kentucky stories from America’s Library Fighting (Civil War ) for Kentucky Today in History: October 8 Kentucky primary source set with teacher’s guide Kentucky resource guide Kentucky images Kentucky maps Kentucky books and other texts Correspondence & printed ephemera related to Kentucky Kentucky oral histories Kentucky historical newspapers Kentucky sheet music Kentucky songs (streaming audio) Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers video Celebrating Kentucky Poets…

Today in History: Kentucky Derby

Today in History: Kentucky Derby

Today in History–May 17–the Library of Congress features the Kentucky Derby, first run on this day in 1875. The oldest thoroughbred horse race in the United States, this famous event held at Churchill Downs in Kentucky was begun by Meriwether Lewis Clark, child of William Clark who named his son after his exploration partner Meriwether Lewis. Learn more about the race and…