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Current News & Articles in the World of Poetry!

Asheville Citizen-Times Article, “Depth of Student Knowledge Targeted” by Casey Blake

New York Times Article, “Champions of Verse: Poetry’s Relationship with the Olympics” by Tony Perrottet

Time Magazine Article on "America's Busiest Poet" by Sarah Fay

UK’s The Guardian Article, “Legislators of the World” by Adrienne Rich

The Huffington Post Article, “Why Poetry is Necessary,” by Roger Housden

Natasha Trethewey Is Named Poet Laureate

Librarian of Congress Appoints Natasha Trethewey Poet Laureate

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced the appointment of Natasha Trethewey as the Library’s Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2012-2013.

Trethewey, the 19th Poet Laureate, will take up her duties in the fall, opening the Library’s annual literary season with a reading of her work on Thursday, September 13 in the Coolidge Auditorium. Her term will coincide with the 75th anniversary of the Library’s Poetry and Literature Center and the 1937 establishment of the Consultant-in-Poetry position, which was changed by a federal law in 1986 to Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.


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