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Alan Lomax and multiculturalism

When Alan Lomax accepted a position as the Assistant in Charge of the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936 he became a gatekeeper to the largest repository of recorded traditional music in the country. 252 more words

Ethnomusicology

Terrance Hayes, Bagley Wright, and the Library of Congress

Last week I attended a Bagley Wright Lecture on Poetry at the Library of Congress, given by Terrance Hayes. His lecture was on “Ideas of Influence” where he discussed Etheridge Knight and – you should really just listen to the lecture yourself because I’m getting ready to jack up this explanation – the idea of poets being “liquid.” Liquid, in the sense of being able to be influenced by many different groups – whether that be a local group of writers you meet with on a regular basis versus attending a workshop like Cave Canem, which potentially can bring people from all over the nation. 38 more words

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Congress.gov - U.S. Founding Documents

Congress.gov – the Library of Congress’s legislative site that is replacing Thomas – has a page dedicated to U.S. founding documents, such as the Federalist Papers, the Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. 27 more words

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Celebrating Twice


Happy Bicentennial!

This month I’ve written more words than in any month I’ve experienced in quite a long time. I mean it. Boy, I’ve been busy! 121 more words

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Good Bye Andrew Sullivan


As is often the case these days, the news came on twitter. ‏@JoeMyGod Andrew Sullivan To Stop Blogging: Citing recent health issues, his marriage, and the stresses brought on by 15… … 417 more words

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