In case you did not already know, this is National Poetry Month. This constitutes my obligatory poetry post.
I recently saw two books that describe architecture as a poetic endeavor: John Ruskin’s 1893 Poetry of Architecture and Randall Alan Stauffer’s 1989 Architectural Poetry: Study of Spatial and Temporal Expression. If this analogy is valid, then the Library of Congress is without a doubt America’s greatest epic poem. And it is still being written. Or, at least, it is being edited and revised. See the LOC’s latest “lyrical” improvements:
Visit the Library of Congress.
Read the Library of Congress Blog.