Poets Laureate of the United States
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the Librarian of Congress and serves from October to May. The position has existed under two separate titles: from 1937 to 1986 as “Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress” and from 1986 forward as “Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.” The name was changed by an act of Congress in 1985.
|Consultants in Poetry|
|Robert Penn Warren||1944–1945|
|William Carlos Williams||1952|
|William Jay Smith||1968–1970|
|Robert Penn Warren||1986–1987|
|Mona Van Duyn||1992–1993|
|Juan Felipe Herrera||2015–|
|Best American Journalism of the 20th Century||Literature and Books||Poets Laureate of England|
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