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"A Visit from St. Nicholas"
From the Essex Register (Salem, Mass.), Jan. 5, 1824. This is one of the earliest publications of the poem, also known as "The Night Before Christmas." The poem was originally published in the Dec. 23, 1823, issue of The Troy Sentinel (N.Y.).
From the holdings of the Serial and Government Publications Division.

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Poetry-related resources also can be found at other areas of the Library's site. This section of the guide brings together the remaining poetry materials scattered throughout the Library's web site.

Other Poetry Resources

"A Visit from St. Nicholas"

From the Essex Register (Salem, Mass.), Jan. 5, 1824. This is one of the earliest publications of the poem, also known as "The Night Before Christmas." The poem was originally published in the Dec. 23, 1823, issue of The Troy Sentinel (N.Y.). From the holdings of the Serial and Government Publications Division.

Barack the Bard

An article from the Wise Guide.

A Bard in the White House

An article from the Wise Guide.

Casey Might have Struck Out, but Thayer Hit a Home Run

Performing Arts blog post about Ernest Thayer's poem "Casey at the Bat."

Former LC Poetry specialist David Kresh discusses "Langston Hughes and His Poetry"

Langston Hughes’ Drafts of “Ballad of Booker T.”: Exploring the Creative Process

Teaching with the Library of Congress blog post on ideas for examining different drafts of "Ballad of Booker T."

Learn about the Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Medora

A selection from the Local Legacies Project.

Less is More for this Poet

An article on Kay Ryan from the Wise Guide

Letter Lost and Found

An article on Robert Burns from the Wise Guide.

Lost Titles, Forgotten Rhymes: Finding Poems

Part of a guide intended to help readers identify a literary work when they know only its plot or subject, or other textual information such as a character's name, a line of poetry, or a unique word or phrase.

Lyrical Legacy

Lyrical Legacy helps teachers explore eighteen American songs and poems from the digital collections of the Library of Congress. Each song and poem is represented by an original primary source document, along with historical background information and, in many cases, sound recordings and alternate versions.

The National Jukebox

The National Jukebox makes historical sound recordings available to the public free of charge. It currently includes more than 10,000 recordings made by the Victor Talking Machine Company between 1901 and 1925. A number of these recordings are poetry recitations, such as De Wolf Hopper's reading of "Casey at the Bat," Taylor Holmes's readings of "Gunga Din" and "The Shooting of Dan McGrew," and William Sterling Battis's reading of "Paul Revere's Ride."

The "Parallel Lives" of Lincoln and Whitman

An article from the Wise Guide.

Poetry Across the Atlantic

An article from the Wise Guide.

Prints and Photographs Online Catalog

Find images of poets, poems, books of poetry, and architectural structures of poetic significance.

"A Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet"

An article from the Wise Guide.

Read, listen to, and learn more about Walt Whitman's poem "I Hear America Singing"

'The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty'

An article from the Wise Guide.

RSS Feeds - Poetry

Two poetry RSS feeds are currently available on the Library's Web site:

Poetry 180
Read a poem each weekday of the school year from the Library's Poetry 180 project. First poem of the next school year will be sent September 4, 2007.

Poetry Events
Notifications of upcoming poetry readings, presentations, symposia, guidelines and other poetry activities at the Library of Congress.

The South Asian Literary Recordings Project

Launched in April 2000, to record the voices of South Asian authors for the Library of Congress' Archive of Recorded World Literature, the project has captured the readings of prominent South Asian poets, novelists, and playwrights.

Surrealistically Speaking Simic

An article on Charles Simic from the Wise Guide

Thomas Jefferson Was a Poet, and We Didn't Even Know It

An article from the Wise Guide.

View selected poems included by Lewis Carroll in his scrapbook

From the Lewis Carroll Scrapbook Collection.

Virtual Tour - Poetry Gallery

View poetry-related items highlighted in a virtual tour of the Library's Jefferson Building.

 

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