At the Poet and the
Poem Web page, you can listen to interviews of poets such as former
Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Joshua Weiner, Naomi Shihab Nye, Linda Pastan
and David Gewanter.
The Poetry and Literature
Center of the Library of Congress was established in the 1940s and
has been almost exclusively supported since 1951 by a gift from the late
Gertrude Clarke Whittall, who wanted to bring the appreciation of good
literature to a larger audience. The center administers several prestigious
prizes in poetry and also sponsors an active series of public poetry and
fiction readings, lectures, symposia, occasional
dramatic performances and other literary events.