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75th Anniversary Poetry of America Interview Series

Poet Laureate, Natasha Trethewey

Natasha TretheweyLibrarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Natasha Trethewey to serve a second term as U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. She will follow previous multiyear laureates—such as Kay Ryan, Ted Kooser, and Billy Collins—and undertake a signature project: a regular feature on the PBS NewsHour Poetry Series.
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Poetry of America

Image of Walt WhitmanThis new series is part of the Center’s 75th Anniversary celebration. Through two features, “Poetry of American Identity” and “Poetry of American History,” leaders in the literary field explore how poetry connects to the following themes: immigration and migration, work and industry, social change, and peace and war.

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Interview Series

Paisley RekdalAs part of the Poetry and Literature Center’s 75th Anniversary, this new series features emerging and established literary writers in a dynamic and thought-provoking conversation.
“Of Perspective and Perception”: An Interview with Paisley Rekdal

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Upcoming Events

September 30, 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
District of Literature Festival.
A day-long celebration reflecting DC's literary past, present, and future.
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October 1, 7:00 pm
Hill Center Series.
Memoirist, playwright, and poet Nick Flynn will discuss his work with Ron Charles, the fiction editor of the Washington Post.
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October 9, 3:00 pm
International Literature.
Poet José Antonio Mazzotti will read from his poetry and discuss the current state of contemporary Latin American literature.
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Webcasts and Podcasts

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A Celebration of American Poets Laureate

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