The Poetry of Home

An original series from The Washington Post and the Library of Congress


As America confronts coronavirus, four U.S. poets laureate explore the theme of home.

Featuring
Natasha Trethewey
Additional Credits
Sarah Hashemi, Erin Patrick O'Connor, Phoebe Connelly, Thomas LeGro, Ron Charles
Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents logo
Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents logo

Featuring
Natasha Trethewey
Additional Credits
Sarah Hashemi, Erin Patrick O'Connor, Phoebe Connelly, Thomas LeGro, Ron Charles
Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents logo
Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents logo

Up next in The Poetry of Home
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Natasha Trethewey: I find myself longing for slower ways of connection
April 30, 2020
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Robert Pinsky: 'Heavy with longing, in my mind, is preferable to hollow'
April 17, 2020
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Joy Harjo: 'What joins us together is poetry'
April 10, 2020

Juan Felipe Herrera: ‘We live in a different home now’

April 23, 2020 | 3:32 PM GMT
The former U.S. poet laureate reflects on how his mother used stories to build a home for his migrant farmworker family and how such love can gather us together during times of isolation.