Archibald MacLeish

1892 - 1982

The winner of three Pulitzer Prizes, Archibald MacLeish was appointed the Librarian of Congress by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939. MacLeish's poetry has been set to music by the American composers John Duke, Miriam Gideon, John Musto, and William Schumann, among others.

Photo: Archibald MacLeish, between 1939 and 1944, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

The audio recordings of John Musto's songs, which set the poetry of Archibald Macleish and are provided in the audio playlist to the right, are made possible through a collaboration between the Hampsong Foundation and SongFest. For information about each recording, please visit the entries for individual songs. To listen, please click on the tracks themselves.

Songs & Song Collections BY MacLeish (entered to date)

Audio PLaylist

Books