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List of U.S. Poet Laureates - Poet Laureates from 1937 to today
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Pens Poem About Protests, Killings and Hope (2016-07-12): U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera has written a poem in remembrance of the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and the five police officers gunned down in Dallas.
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera to Serve Second Term (2016-04-16): U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera will serve a second term as the 21st Poet Laureate. The announcement was made by the Library of Congress.
Juan Felipe Herrera Appointed U.S. Poet Laureate (2015-07-09): Juan Felipe Herrera has been appointed the new U.S. Poet Laureate. He is the first Lationo U.S. poet laureate.
Jacqueline Woodson Named Young People's Poet Laureate (2015-06-04): Jacqueline Woodson has been named the new Young People's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of Brown Girl Dreaming.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine is Dead at 87 (2015-02-15): Former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine has died of cancer at the age of 87. The Pulitzer Prize winning poet helped shine a light on the plight of the American factory worker.
Charles Wright Named U.S. Poet Laureate (2014-06-22): Charles Wright has been appointed U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress.
Ohio May Get Its First Poet Laureate (2014-06-09): Ohio may get its first official Poet Laureate if a proposed bill passes the Ohio House. The Senate has already approved it.
Former UK Poet Laureate Launches Site to Archive Recordings of Poetry (2014-05-25): Former UK Poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion has launched a site to preserve audio recordings of poetry read by the poets, as well as celebrity readings of selected poems.
Natasha Trethewey Presents Final Lecture as U.S. Poet Laureate (2014-05-18): Natasha Trethewey has delivered her final lectures as U.S. Poet Laureate.
Sinead Morrissey is Belfast's First Poet Laureate (2013-08-16): Sinead Morrissey is Belfast's first Poet Laureate. She will produce a series of poems about Belfast.
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Gets Second Term (2013-06-11): The Library of Congress has appointed Natasha Trethewey to a second term as U.S. Poet Laureate
Luci Tapahonso as the first Navajo Nation Poet Laureate (2013-05-05): Luci Tapahonso has been named the first Navajo Nation Poet Laureate by Navajo Technical College. She has authored five books of poetry.
Eloise Klein Healy Named First Poet Laureate of the City of Los Angeles (2012-12-08): The city of Los Angeles now has its own poet laureate.
Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey Lands Memoir Deal With HarperCollins (2012-07-03): HarperCollins imprint Ecco won a heated auction for the rights to publish
the memoir of United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey.
Natasha Trethewey Appointed 19th Poet Laureate (2012-06-09): Librarian of Congress James H.
Juan Felipe Herrera Appointed California Poet Laureate (2012-03-26): Juan Felipe Herrera has been appointed California Poet Laureate by Governor Edmund G.
British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy is Waiting for David Beckham's Boots (2011-09-30): The BBC reports that British Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy is waiting for a pair of football boots promised to her by British soccer star, David Beckham.
The Onion: Miserable Nation Turns to New Poet Laureate For Solace (2011-09-23): By now we've all heard the news that Pulitzer Prize-winning California State University professor emeritus Philip Levine will take up the mantle as America's next Poet Laureate in just a couple of weeks.
Philip Levine Appointed U.S. Poet Laureate (2011-08-10): Philip Levine has been named the U.
British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy Writes Poem for Royal Wedding (2011-04-24): British Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has written a poem for the Royal Wedding called "Rings.