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September 11, 2019

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Tonight: “Life of a Poet” with Carmen Giménez Smith

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Carmen Carmen Giménez Smith speaks during the Poetry, Publishing and Race panel discussion, October 18, 2016. Photo by Shawn Miller. We at the Poetry and Literature Center are gearing up for next week’s Poet Laureate Opening event, which we commonly say launches the office’s literary calendar. This year, though, we’re......
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Constellations in Bronze | Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress

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Below is an image of the constellation Perseus holding the head of Medusa, famous for her serpentine hair.  This chart is from a Russian celestial atlas published in 1829.  I became aware of this unusual atlas while searching for new acquisitions for the collections of Geography and Map Division.  This......

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