Library of Congress Online Poetry Archive

Library of Congress Online Poetry Archive

The Library of Congress is celebrating national poetry month by launching its new online archive of recorded poetry. This archive feaetures over 75 years of recorded poetry readings that are available to listen to on the ocmputer, phone, or any device with an internet connection. 

The Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress dates back to 1943 It contains nearly two thousand recordings—of poets and prose writers participating in literary events at the Library’s Capitol Hill campus as well as sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory.

Most of these recordings are captured on magnetic tape reels, and only accessible at the Library itself. In digitizing the archive and presenting it online, the Library hopes to greatly broaden its use and value. The material featured on this online presentation represents a sample of this collection. The site will continue to provide additional items from this archive on a monthly basis over the next several years.

-Adapted from The Library of Congress

Name of Cultural Institution : 
The Library of Congress
Preferred citation of your OER: 

Online Poetry Archive. The Library of Congress, Apr. 2015. Web.

OER Standards: 

ELA Speaking and Listening Standards. K-5, 6-12.