Poets Laureate of the United States

1986-2004

 
LOUISE GLUCK                 

In 1985 the U. S. government created a title of poet laureate, to be held by the same person who holds the post of consultant in poetry for the Library of Congress. Both appointments are annual, but are renewable. The American poet laureate receives a modest stipend and is expected to present one major poetic work and to appear at certain nationl ceremonies. Louise Gluck has held the office since October 21, 2003.

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Louise Gluck 2003-
Billy Collins 2001-2003
Stanley Kunitz 2000-2001
Robert Pinsky 1997-2000
Robert Hass 1995-1997
Rita Dove 1993-1995
Mona Van Duyn 1992-1993
Joseph Brodsky 1991-1992
Mark Strand 1990-1991
Howard Nemerov 1988-1990
Richard Wilbur 1987-1988
Robert Penn Warren 1986-1987

 
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