Join Library of Congress for discussion on poetry

BY Colleen Shalby  April 30, 2014 at 11:25 AM EST

How is the media helping to connect poetry with the public?

In celebration of National Poetry Month, PBS NewsHour’s Mike Melia will join the Library of Congress for a webcast discussion at 12 p.m. EDT Wednesday about that very question.

Over the past year, NewsHour has worked with the Library of Congress to better bridge the worlds of media and poetry. During the ongoing “Where Poetry Lives” series, NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey have explored programs across the country that are helping people through poetry — from seniors coping with dementia in Brooklyn, to incarcerated teens in Seattle.

Join Wednesday’s discussion, and tell us in the comments below how poetry has played a part in your life.