September 12, 2022

Collections Spotlight: Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith was appointed the Library’s 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry on June 14, 2017 and began serving on September 13, 2017. Her mission the Library's chief poet is to bring poetry to rural areas. "I wanted to go into the more rural communities that don’t have programming on a consistent basis, where people’s lives are equally affected by the kinds of questions and memories that poems can draw upon. If writers and scholars are only talking to each other, we’re missing out on a … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Poets & Poetry

Found Poetry activities Found poetry primary source set Found poetry primary source activities Guided primary source analysis activities The Banks of the Yellow River Dedication by Robert Frost Official Program Woman Suffrage Procession The Poem Woman and Child Learning from the Source lessons Ballad of Booker T. The Declaration, Her Declaration, Your Declaration The Negro Speaks of Rivers Pairing Pictures & Poems to Tell Stories Putting Loss … [Read more...]