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Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry

Tracy K. Smith (photo credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths)Tracy K. Smith was appointed by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden to serve as the 22nd Poet Laureate on June 14, 2017. Smith is the author of four books of poetry, including Wade in the Water (2018) and  Life on Mars (2011), winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Smith was reappointed for a second term on March 22, 2018.
More About Tracy K. Smith  |  Past Poets Laureate

Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction

Denis Johnson E. Annie Proulx was awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction on May 2, 2018. Proulx is the author of eight books, including The Shipping News, which received the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize; and Postcards, winner of the PEN/Faulkner award. Her O. Henry Prizewinning story “Brokeback Mountain” was made into an Academy Award-winning film. Proulx will accept the prize during the 2018 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
More about E. Annie Proulx  |  Past Winners

From the Catbird Seat – Poetry and Literature Center Blog

From the Catbird Seat: Poetry and Literature Blog

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Nominations for the 2018 Bobbitt Poetry Prize

The Library of Congress is accepting nominations from publishers for the $10,000 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry. Applications must be postmarked by July 15, 2018.
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Events

Saturday, June 30, 2018
LA VOZ LATINA—THE LATIN VOICE IN THE AMERICAS: A SPLENDID DIVERSITY. A series of programs on Latin American and Hispanic American literature. Events are free and open to the public (free tickets required). Programs will be held at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater.
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