The PALABRA Archive (Archive of Hispanic Literature on Tape) at the Library of Congress dates back to 1943. It contains nearly eight-hundred recordings of poets and prose writers participating in sessions at the Library’s Recording Laboratory and at other locations around Spain and Latin America. To date, writers from thirty-four countries are represented in this collection which includes readings in various languages such as Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan, French, Náhuatl, Zapotec, English and Dutch.
This page features recordings from the PALABRA Archive of poets and writers from Spain. It includes a list of recordings from this country available for online streaming, as well as a complete list of recordings not yet online, which are currently available onsite at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC.