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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


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


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


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