What a trove of literary pleasures! And these selections are just the beginning….
“[These] selections from the Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature at the Library of Congress became available to stream online for the first time [on April 15, 2015] — the launch of a project digitizing some of their 2,000 recordings from the past 75 years of literature. ‘I think that reading poetry and prose on the page is important, but there’s nothing that can replace listening to literature read aloud, especially when it is read by the creator of the work,’ Catalina Gomez, project manager for the process of putting the archive online, told Hyperallergic.” (h/t to Hyperallergic, by the way)
Joseph Hutchison, Colorado Poet Laureate 2014-2019, has published 17 books, including a translation of flash fictions by Mexican author Miguel Lupián, and co-edited two anthologies. He lives in the mountains southwest of Denver, Colorado, the city where he was born. He teaches at the University of Denver's University College, where he currently directs three programs: Professional Creative Writing, Arts & Culture Management, and Global Community Engagement.