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What is a poet laureate?

Government or institutions like Universities appoint poets to be  poet laureate. In this way they become the official poet for that  organization or body or nation, composin

What do poet laureates do?

They write poems for the nation, they promote poetry in many and various ways, they support literary education, they speak out for the arts and literature.

Who was the first poet laureate?

There is no definitive list or official beginning to the office of poet laureate, although it appears in general to have begun in the English royal court. See link for more.

Who is the first woman poet laureate in US?

Rita Dove was the first woman poet laureate in the United States. She was appointed in 1993, the first woman, first African American and the youngest to receive this honor. Sh

What does the US Poet Laureate do?

The official role of the United States Poet Laureate is to raise awareness of poetry in the US. This task may take different forms: one may encourage would-be poets to enter t

Who is the current Poet Laureate of the USA?

Kay Ryan (born 21 September, 1945) is Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.   Prior to 1986 the title of the post was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. There w