U.S. Poets Laureate Celebrate Poetry Month with Weekly Video Series

Photo by Shawn Miller, Library of Congress

Joy Harjo, Poet Laureate of the United States.

Last week the Library of Congress in collaboration with the Washington Post released the first of four short videos featuring four U.S. poets laureate in a series called “The Poetry of Home.” Marking National Poetry Month, the series debuted on April 10 with current U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo reading and discussing her poem, “Perhaps the World Ends Here.”

The series, which is meant to explore the theme of home during this international health crisis, will continue over the next three Fridays: Robert Pinsky on April 17, Natasha Trethewey on April 24, and Juan Felipe Herrera on May 1.

“We are living through extraordinarily challenging times that can seem overwhelming. However, poetry can give us the power to reflect and to heal,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “We are proud to join with The Washington Post to present to the nation some of our leading voices in poetry.”