US Poets Laureate Life DistilledPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20120406
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is one of the most distinguished appointments for an American poet. From the first consultant in 1937, the poets have represented a wide cross-section of talent and geographies. This program features a little history on the role and some of the poets laureate pulled from our archives, including Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Robert Pinsky, Maxine Kumin, as well as the current laureate, Philip Levine.
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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