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Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20080404

The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is one of America’s most distinguished appointments for a poet. This program gives a short history of the 70 year-old position, along with conversations and readings by two poets who recently held the post, Ted Kooser and Donald Hall, as well as the current U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Simic.

| Subject Matter: History of the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress | Interview Year: 2008 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: U.S. Poet Laureate |

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