I have added three of my colleagues to the Center for the Book listserv. Most of you have met these folks at our annual Idea Exchange meetings. They are:


Rob Casper, head, Poetry and Literature Center (PLC)

Anya Creightney, program specialist, PLC

Anne Holm, program specialist, PLC


Some of you worked closely with Rob, Anya and Anne as we planned the rural tour of Tracy K. Smith. We are hoping to work with the state centers as the new Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, tours the country, as well as with you on other programs, as our budget allows.

They are very interested in all the great things you do.


FYI: we are still operating on a continuing resolution, so there is no news on the budget.


Please welcome my PLC colleagues, who will soon be moving to the relatively new office area where the Center for the Book is now located (Fifth floor, Adams Building). Please come visit us when you are in DC.


The Poetry and Literature Center and the Center for the Book are both organized within the Literary Initiatives unit of the Library.