Poetry Home Page
The Library's poetry home page is
the primary resource for finding poetry-related information on the Library's
web site. The major features accessible through the poetry home page are listed
Poetry Page Resources
National Projects of U.S. Poets Laureate
recent Poets Laureate have created national projects during their terms
designed to increase the visibility and appreciation of
States. These projects are:
Poetry for the Mind's Joy
Kay Ryan's Poetry for the Mind’s Joy project included a community college poetry contest administered by the Community College Humanities Association, and a video conference with four community colleges in April, 2010.
Life in Poetry
Ted Kooser's American Life
in Poetry provides newspapers and online publications with
a free weekly column featuring contemporary
A project created
by Billy Collins to make it easy for high school students
to hear or read a poem
on each of the 180 days of the school year.
Robert Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project was designed for
Americans to share their favorite poems. The Favorite Poem
Project web site includes 50 short video documentaries showcasing
individual Americans reading and speaking personally
about poems they love.
A schedule of
upcoming poetry readings, lectures, and other events held at the
National Prize for Poetry and Witter
Bynner Fellowships. Lists of current and past recipients
are included. Also review the featured page on the 2007 Witter Bynner Fellows.
Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress
Learn the history behind
the position of United States Poet Laureate. Brief
biographies of the current
Poet Laureate as
well as former Poets Laureate are
Poetry & Literature
The Poetry & Literature Center is the home of the
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress.
Read about its history and activities.
of Recorded Poetry & Literature
in 1943 when Allen Tate was Consultant in Poetry to the Library,
of Recorded Poetry and Literature
now contains recordings of over 2,000 poets reading their
own work. Learn how to listen to these recordings
at the Library of Congress.