Poets Laureate

Each year, the Poet Laureate is selected by the Librarian of Congress in consultation with the current Laureate, past appointees, and poetry critics. Their duties include an annual lecture and poetry reading, introducing other poets in the Library’s annual poetry series, and raising Americans’ awareness of and appreciation for poetry. Some particularly notable Fellows in this position include Joseph Brodsky, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rita Dove, and Robert Hass.

Medal Year

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Louise Glück
2003-04, Special Bicentennial Consultant 1999-2000
Charles Wright
2014
Louise Bogan, Poetry, 1933_250x250
Louise Bogan
1945-46
Robert Fitzgerald 1952, 1971_250x250
Robert Fitzgerald
1984-85
Randall Jarrell
1956-58
Robert Lowell,1947_250x250
Robert Lowell
1947-48
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