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  • Film, Video
    Pop Life: Literature and Culture The Prize for American Fiction spring event features longtime friends Colson Whitehead and Kevin Young, a poet and the new director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, in a lively conversation on how pop culture influences art. Moderated by best-selling author and pop culture expert Isaac Fitzgerald.
    • Contributor: Fitzgerald, Isaac - Young, Kevin - Whitehead, Colson
    • Date: 2021-04-01
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    On the Road with Jason Reynolds National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Jason Reynolds discussed his ambassadorship, including his recent "GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story" virtual tour, with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. Through his platform, "GRAB THE MIC: Tell Your Story," Reynolds has directed his focus as ambassador by empowering students to embrace and share their own personal stories.
    • Contributor: Hayden, Carla D. - Reynolds, Jason
    • Date: 2021-02-25
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    2020 Bobbitt Prize: Terrance Hayes & Natasha Trethewey The biennial Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry was given in 2020 to Terrance Hayes for his poetry collection "American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin" and to former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey for lifetime achievement. The winners read from their work, and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden conferred the prize.
    • Contributor: Trethewey, Natasha - Hayes, Terrance - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2020-12-10
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    Jabberwalking with Juan Felipe Herrera: Introduced by Dav Pilkey A group of young students joined former U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera to "Jabberwalk" through the Thomas Jefferson Building. They walked, talked, observed and wrote poetry, all at the same time. Introduction by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey.
    • Contributor: Pilkey, Dav - Herrera, Juan Felipe
    • Date: 2020-04-02
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    Celebrating Poetry Month (Online Office Hours) Join us for a special conversation on poetry resources to kick off our celebration of National Poetry Month. Rebecca Newland, former Teacher in Residence and Peter Armenti, literature specialist at the Library, will talk all things LOC poetry and literature.
    • Contributor: Newland, Rebecca - Armenti, Peter - McGuigan, Kathleen
    • Date: 2020-04-02
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    Life of a Poet: Willie Perdomo Washington Post book critic Ron Charles spoke with poet Willie Perdomo about his career and the major events that have shaped his work.
    • Contributor: Charles, Ron - Perdomo, Willie
    • Date: 2020-03-10
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    Life of a Poet: Reginald Dwayne Betts Acclaimed poet Reginald Dwayne Betts discusses his life, career and art with Ron Charles, book critic at The Washington Post.
    • Contributor: Charles, Ron - Betts, Reginald Dwayne
    • Date: 2019-11-20
  • Film, Video
    National Book Festival Presents Joy Harjo Joy Harjo begins her formal duties as the new U.S. poet laureate with an inaugural reading and musical performance of her work at the Library, including from her new book of poetry, "An American Sunrise." In addition to reading from her repertoire of poems spanning a 40-year career, Harjo, an award-winning musician, also will perform with bassist Howard Cloud, keyboardist Robert Muller and guitarist...
    • Contributor: Harjo, Joy
    • Date: 2019-09-19
  • Film, Video
    Life of a Poet: Carmen Giménez Smith Poet Carmen Giménez Smith discussed her art and career with Ron Charles, book critic at the Washington Post.
    • Contributor: Charles, Ron - Giménez Smith, Carmen
    • Date: 2019-09-11
  • Film, Video
    2019 Asian American Literature Festival Four events at the Library of Congress celebrated Asian American literature during a three-day city-wide festival. Novelist Monique Truong gave a personal tour of Asian American literature through a mix of social/intellectual history, anecdotes and short readings by writers both celebrated and overlooked. Poets Jennifer Chang and Cathy Park Hong uncovered the work of lesser-known senior poets who importantly shaped Asian American literary culture....
    • Contributor: Chen, Ching-In - Truong, Monique - Chang, Jennifer - Park Hong, Cathy - Ali, Kazim - Sze, Arthur
    • Date: 2019-08-03
  • Film, Video
    Interview with Poet Laureate Joy Harjo Joy Harjo discusses her life, work & appointment as Poet Laureate.
    • Contributor: Harjo, Joy
    • Date: 2019-06-19
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    Rhyming the Archive: Poetry Showcase Featuring Split this Rock Members of the Split This Rock Washington, D.C. Youth Slam Team performed poems inspired by recordings, photographs and field notes from the American Folklife Center archives.
    • Contributor: Naderi, Marjan - Patrick, Alexa - George, Takier - Fatima, Amina - Shaibani, Jordan
    • Date: 2019-06-08
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    Life of a Poet: Diane Seuss Diane Seuss discusses her poetry with Ron Charles, editor of the Washington Post's Book World.
    • Contributor: Seuss, Diane - Charles, Ron
    • Date: 2019-05-14
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    American Celebration: Poet Laureate Closing Event 22nd U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith celebrated the conclusion of her laureateship in a conversation with state, city and county poets laureate: Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (Oklahoma), Kealoha (Hawai`i), Adrian Matejka (Indiana), Tina Chang (Brooklyn, NY) and Vogue Robinson (Clark County, NV). Conversation was moderated by Jennifer Benka, president and executive director of the Academy of American Poets.
    • Contributor: Kealoha - Matejka, Adrian - Chang, Tina - Smith, Tracy K. - Benka, Jennifer - Calhoun Mish, Jeanetta - Robinson, Vogue
    • Date: 2019-04-15
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    National Youth Poet Laureate Commencement 2019 Regional Youth Poets Laureate Kara Jackson (Chicago), Haviland Nona Gai Whiting (Nashville), Jackson Neal (Houston) Azura Tyabji (Seattle) and Maren Wright-Kerr (Baltimore) read in an event hosted by Mahogany L. Browne and featuring Washington, D.C./Prince George's County Youth Poets Laureate.
    • Date: 2019-04-04
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    Climate Change, Nature & the Writer's Eye: A Tribute to Annie Proulx Science writer Peter Brannen and internationally acclaimed novelist Amitav Ghosh will join 2018 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner Annie Proulx to discuss pressing issues of environmental change and a writer's responsibilities to them.
    • Contributor: Ghosh, Amitav - Proulx, Annie - Brannen, Peter
    • Date: 2019-03-20
  • Film, Video
    U.S./Canada Capital Poetry Exchange Canadian poets Aisha Sasha John, Brecken Hancock and Erín Moure share their work and participate in a moderated discussion with the Library's Rob Casper.
    • Contributor: Hancock, Brecken - John, Aisha Sasha - Moure, Erín - Casper, Rob
    • Date: 2019-02-28
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    What Was, What Is & What Will Be: A Cross-Genre Look at Afrofuturism Author/playwright Tananarive Due, novelist N.K. Jemisin and poet Airea D. Matthews discuss the origins and extensions of Afrofuturism in a conversation moderated by Sheree Renée Thomas.
    • Contributor: Due, Tananarive - Matthews, Airea D. - Jemisin, N.K. - Thomas, Sheree Renée
    • Date: 2019-02-12
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    Life of a Poet: Ross Gay Poet Ross Gay discussed his work with Ron Charles, book critic at the Washington Post.
    • Contributor: Charles, Ron - Gay, Ross
    • Date: 2019-02-06
  • Film, Video
    Life of a Poet: Ada Limón Poet Ada Limón discussed her work with Ron Charles, book critic at the Washington Post.
    • Contributor: Charles, Ron - Limón, Ada
    • Date: 2019-01-30
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    Bobbitt Prize Reading: Jorie Graham Jorie Graham, winner of the 15th Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry, read selections from her book "Fast."
    • Contributor: Graham, Jorie
    • Date: 2018-12-06
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    The Road Back: Veterans & Literary Writing Symposium In honor of Veterans Day, the Library sponsored a symposium on the veterans' "road back," focusing on the use of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction as a means of coping with service experience.
    • Contributor: Takacs, Stefanie - Calica, Lovella - Sheriff, Mohammed
    • Date: 2018-11-11
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    The Road Back: Poetry & Literature Reading In honor of Veterans Day, the Library sponsored a series of readings on the veterans' "road back," focusing on the use of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction as a means of coping with service experience. Poets Bill Jones, Vess Quinlan, Dave Richmond and Bruce Weigl discussed their favorite World War I writers and shared selections of their work.
    • Contributor: Quinlan, Vess - Jones, Bill - Richmond, Dave - Weigl, Bruce
    • Date: 2018-11-10
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    Uruguayan Poets Poet Silvia Guerra will read excerpts of her work and translators Jesse Lee Kercheval, Jeannine Pitas, Anna Deeny and Seth Michelson will share new translations of Circe Maia, Marosa di Giorgio, Amanda Berenguer and Melisa Mechado.
    • Contributor: Deeny, Anna - Guerra, Silvia - Kercheval, Jesse Lee - Pitas, Jeannine - Michelson, Seth
    • Date: 2018-11-07
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    2018 International Writing Spotlight: Giving Voice to Women through Literature International Writing Program residents Kateryna Babkina (Ukraine), Alisa Ganieva (Russia), and Rumena Bužarovska (Macedonia) will read selections of their work and participate in a moderated discussion with IWP Director Christopher Merrill. Presented in partnership with the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State.
    • Contributor: Bužarovska, Rumena - Babkina, Kateryna - Merrill, Christopher - Ganieva, Alisa
    • Date: 2018-11-02