Library of Congress Poetry Office

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The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center administers the endowed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry position, coordinates an annual season of readings, performances, lectures, conferences, and symposia, and sponsors prizes and fellowships for literary writers. See: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/

For some history, read "Poetry Behind the Scenes at the Library of Congress" by Patricia Gray, published in the "Splendid Wake" Issue of Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Fall 2014: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry-behind-the-scenes/

Beltway Poetry Quarterly also published a special issue dedicated to U.S. Poets Laureate, guest edited by Dan Vera, in Fall 2009, with a timeline and links to essays, interviews, and poems: http://washingtonart.com/beltway/veraintro.html


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