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The PALABRA Archive at the Library of Congress

Digital Releases

Every year, during National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15th to Oct 15th), 50 previously unpublished and largely unknown recordings from the PALABRA Archive are released for online streaming. The yearly release is uploaded to the PALABRA Archive Online Feature, a dedicated site for digital audios from this collection.

(Clockwise) - 1. Venezuelan author Rómulo Gallegos, 2. Mixtec Tu'un Savi poet Nadia López García, 3. Mexican author Yuri Herrera, 4. Y.A. and Children's literature author Meg Medina, and 5. Mexican author Elena Poniatowska (photo credit: Jacky Muniello).

Stay tuned! -- Our yearly PALABRA Archive digital release will be taking place the first week of October, 2023.

This year's published recordings will include a unique selection of Caribbean, Latin American, Spanish, Portuguese and Latinx poets and writers, among them Venezuelan author and former president, Rómulo Gallegos; the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Meg Medina, as well as a recently captured interview with award-winning author and journalist Elena Poniatowska. In addition, this year's release will include five new recordings of Indigenous poets from the Nahua and Mixtec communities in Mexico, a session with Colombian writer Evelio Rosero, and many more! (See below for the complete list).

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