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  Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress - Biocrawler
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the United States Librarian of Congress and earns a stipend of $35,000 a year.
The Poet Laureate is appointed annually by the Librarian of Congress and serves from October to May. In making the appointment, the Librarian consults with former appointees, the current Laureate and distinguished poetry critics.
The Laureate gives an annual lecture and reading of his or her poetry and usually introduces poets in the Library's annual poetry series, the oldest in the Washington area, and among the oldest in the United States.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Poet_Laureate_Consultant_in_Poetry_to_the_Library_of_Congress   (534 words)

  
 American Poets Laureate - Poetry
The full title of the laureate position is “The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.” The Librarian of Congress, in consultation with literary critics, former poets laureate, and others distinguished in poetry, appoints the Poet Laureate, who may serve from one to three years.
The poet occupying the position is given much freedom in his or her activities with only one main requirement: that the poet give an annual lecture and reading of his or her work.
Poetry’s purpose is to engage the soul with truth on the most inner level—not to propagandize a political stance.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art9747.asp   (628 words)

  
  Poet Laureate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Poet Laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government and often expected to compose poems for state occasions and other government events.
The poet laureate became traditionally responsible to write and present official poetry to commemorate occasions both personal, such as the monarch's birthday and royal births and marriages, and public, such as coronations and military victories.
Wales has had a long tradition of poets and bards under royal patronage, with extant writing from mediæval royal poets and earlier; but her first national poet of recent times is Gwyneth Lewis, inaugurated at the Hay Literature Festival of April 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poet_Laureate   (1492 words)

  
 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the United States Librarian of Congress and earns a stipend of $35,000 a year.
The Poet Laureate is appointed annually by the Librarian of Congress and serves from October to May. In making the appointment, the Librarian consults with former appointees, the current Laureate and distinguished poetry critics.
The Laureate gives an annual lecture and reading of his or her poetry and usually introduces poets in the Library's annual poetry series, the oldest in the Washington area, and among the oldest in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Poet_Laureate_of_the_United_States   (632 words)

  
 Gale - Free Resources - Poet's Corner - Timeline - 1925
Joseph Auslander serves as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
Louise Bogan serves as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
Elizabeth Bishop serves as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
www.gale.com /free_resources/poets/timeline/1925.htm   (906 words)

  
 The American Poet Laureate
The full title of the laureate position is "The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress." The Librarian of Congress, in consultation with literary critics, former poets laureate, and others distinguished in poetry, appoints the Poet Laureate, who may serve from one to three years.
The poet occupying the position is given much freedom in his or her activities with only one main requirement: that the poet give an annual lecture and reading of his or her work.
Poetry's purpose is to engage the soul with truth on the most inner level—not to propagandize a political stance.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/modern_US_Poetry/109162   (468 words)

  
 NEA News Room: Second Annual Poetry Pavilion at the National Book Festival - Author biographies
She served as Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1995 and was on the staff of the Breadloaf Writers Conference for 20 years.
Poet and fiction writer Benjamin Alire Sáenz, the son of a cement finisher and a cook, was born in his grandmother's house in Picacho, N.M. He studied at the University of Iowa and Stanford University as a Wallace E. Stegner fellow.
Poet, translator, children’s author, critic and memoirist William Jay Smith is of European and Choctaw Indian ancestry.
arts.endow.gov /news/news04/PoetryPavilion2.html   (1279 words)

  
 Poet Laureate Timeline - Poetry (Library of Congress)
She is known for her lyric poetry in the English Romantic tradition.
Jarrell was known for his essays and poetry criticism, regarded as engaging and dazzling and instrumental in establishing Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop and William Carlos Williams as significant American poets.
He was a poet of traditional verse forms and metric, avoiding the poetic movements of his time.
www.loc.gov /poetry/laureate.html   (918 words)

  
 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress@Everything2.com
Unlike England's Poet Laureate, the position of Poet Laureate in the United States is not one that is as renowned as the British post, one steeped in history and tradition.
The Poet Laureate's usual responsibilities include the annual Library of Congress series of poetry readings and "to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry," no small task.
Originally called "Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress", the post was officially retitled "Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry" by Congress in 1985.
everything2.com /index.pl?node_id=655517   (199 words)

  
 'Gently and Consistently Startling' (July/August 2001) - Library of Congress Information Bulletin
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced the appointment of Billy Collins to be the Library's 11th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
The poetry and literature reading series at the Library of Congress is the oldest in the Washington area, and among the oldest in the United States.
The Poetry and Literature Center administers the series and is the home of the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, a position that has existed since 1936, when the late Archer M. Huntington endowed the Chair of Poetry at the Library of Congress.
www.loc.gov /loc/lcib/01078/poet.html   (859 words)

  
 PoetryFoundation.org: The Poetry Foundation
The Poetry Foundation has formed a partnership with the Library of Congress to support the "American Life in Poetry" project, an initiative of the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress Ted Kooser.
The Poet Laureate suggests poets to read in the Library's literary series and plans other special events during his or her term in office.
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Ted Kooser to be the 13th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress on August 12, 2004.
www.poetryfoundation.org /foundation/release_033105.html   (878 words)

  
 From private writer to poet laureate - The Boston Globe
Hall this week was named poet laureate of the United States (officially: Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress) by James Billington, librarian of Congress.
He or she gives an annual lecture and introduces poets in the Library of Congress poetry series.
The implication is that it's necessary for poetry to explain itself, plead for its right to exist, lest it slip into oblivion.
www.boston.com /news/globe/living/articles/2006/06/17/from_private_writer_to_poet_laureate   (996 words)

  
 Stanley Kunitz Named Poet Laureate
He continues to be a mentor and model for several generations of poets, and he brings to the office of Poet Laureate a lifetime of commitment to poetry that is a source of inspiration and admiration for us all.
Stanley Kunitz, who served as Consultant in Poetry at the Library from 1974 to 1976 (before the title was changed to "Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry" with the passage in 1985 of PL 99-194), was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1905 and educated at Harvard.
The Library keeps to a minimum the specific duties required of the Poet Laureate, in order to afford incumbents maximum freedom to work on their own projects while at the Library.
lcweb.loc.gov /today/pr/2000/00-103.html   (1142 words)

  
 NDSU Magazine - Spring 2006 - Vol 6 Issue 2: Excerpts: Laureate Ted Kooser
Ted Kooser is a poet and essayist, professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, and a Pulitzer Prize winner.
First, I would have her be beautiful, and walking carefully up on my poetry at the loneliest moment of an afternoon, her hair still damp at the neck from washing it.
The fact that I am now Poet Laureate of the United States is really about the fact that I have been trying to be a writer pretty much every day for almost 50 years.
www.ndsu.nodak.edu /ndsu/news/magazine/vol06_issue02/laureate_ted_kooser.shtml   (747 words)

  
 Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins - Poetry (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress > Poetry > Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins
On June 21, 2001, Billy Collins was appointed as the Library's new Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
View cybercasts of Collins' at the Library of Congress.
www.loc.gov /poetry/more_collins.html   (146 words)

  
 U.S. Newswire : Releases : "'American Life in Poetry' Project Brings Poetry Back to Newspapers..."   (Site not responding. Last check: )
8016; Donna Urschel of The Library of Congress, 202-707-2905; or Pat Emile of University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 402-472-3418
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the appointment of Ted Kooser to be the 13th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress on August 12, 2004.
Poetry has always been independent, unaffiliated with any institution or university-or with any single poetic or critical movement or aesthetic school.
releases.usnewswire.com /GetRelease.asp?id=45254   (909 words)

  
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 The Eureka Reporter... Real News by Real People   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the Distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College, City University of New York, has published eight volumes of poetry since 1977 and is the U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (2001-2003), he said he really isn’t interested in fathoming the depths of his or his readers’ human psyches.
The duty of the U.S. Poet Laureate is to put programs in place that “raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry,” states the Library of Congress on its Web site.
Poetry, Collins said, is an opportunity for people to reflect, but not the only way they can do that.
www.eurekareporter.com /Stories/ae-11240408.htm   (687 words)

  
 Penn College Library: New Page
Founded in 1910, the PSA is the oldest United States poetry organization supporting poetry and poets through programming and awards.
Poetry and verse for and by children of all ages.
Kim's vision was to display poetry in public places so that it might become part of the daily lives of a greater number of people.
www.pct.edu /LIBRARY/events/npm.htm   (958 words)

  
 Library of Congress Press Release: Pinsky Poet Laureate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Library keeps to a minimum the specific duties required of the Poet Laureate, in order to afford incumbents maximum freedom to work on their own projects while at the Library.
The poetry and literature reading series at the Library of Congress is the oldest in the Washington area, and among the oldest in the United States.
The Poetry and Literature Center administers the series and is the home of the Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, a position that has existed since 1936, when the late Archer M. Huntington endowed the Chair of Poetry at the Library of Congress.
www.poems.com /offlcpr.htm   (968 words)

  
 Richard Eberhart
His poetry, noted for its lyric simplicity and directness, has as frequent themes the loss of innocence and spontaneity and the conflict between matter and spirit.
He was the consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress from 1959 to 1961.
Poets Laureate of the United States - The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is appointed by the Librarian of...
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 Poetry Webcasts - Poetry (Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress > Poetry > Poetry Webcasts > The Poet and the Poem
Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995 and as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004 to 2006.
Glück was the twelfth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress from 2003-2004.
www.loc.gov /poetry/poetpoem.html   (5839 words)

  
 December 20, 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The poet laureate serves as the nation's official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans.
During his or her term, the laureate seeks to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry.
The poet laureate is appointed annually by the Librarian of Congress and serves from October to May. In 1986, Robert Penn Warren was named the first official poet laureate.
americanart.si.edu /1001/2002/12/122002.html   (176 words)

  
 Poet Laureate
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress seeks to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of poetry.
In 1985, by an act of Congress, the name was changed from Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress to the Poet Laureate.
The Library keeps to a minimum the specific duties in order to afford Laureates maximum freedom to work on their own projects while at the Library.
www.literacyrules.com /laureate.html   (205 words)

  
 Homage to Milosz 
In 1997, he was named the United States Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
To be a poet of world stature, one must be an exquisite artist, of course, and be able to crystallize personal images in very specific words.
Poets, friends, and literary critics agree that the crucial theme in the poetry and prose of Czeslaw Milosz is that of identity.
quickstart.clari.net /voa/art/dr/2004-10-18-voa12.html   (1134 words)

  
 American Life In Poetry
The Poetry Foundation has formed a partnership with the Library of Congress to support the American Life in Poetry project, an initiative of Ted Kooser, the 2004-2006 Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
American Life in Poetry is a free weekly column for newspapers and online publications featuring a poem by a contemporary American poet and a brief introduction to the poem by Ted Kooser.
Kooser observed that "Poetry has remained a perennial expression of our emotional, spiritual and intellectual lives, as witnessed by the tens of thousands of poems written about the tragedy of September 11 that circulated on the Internet.
www.americanlifeinpoetry.org /description.html   (517 words)

  
 UNL News Release: UNL Professor Ted Kooser Appointed U.S. Poet Laureate   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The author of 10 collections of poetry and prose including "Local Wonders, Seasons in the Bohemian Alps," (2002) published by University of Nebraska Press, Kooser was born in Ames, Iowa, in 1939 and attended public school there before earning his bachelor's degree at Iowa State University (1962).
He teaches poetry and nonfiction writing as a visiting professor at UNL and is on faculty for the Nebraska Summer Writers' Conference, an annual conference.
The poet laureate's job carries with it few specific duties so writers can work on their own projects.
ucommxsrv1.unl.edu /unlnews2004/public/fmpro?-db=unlnews.fp5&-format=2004release.shtml&-lay=unlnews&-recid=32948&-find=   (962 words)

  
 Current Poet Laureate, Charles Simic - Poetry (Library of Congress)
He is also an essayist, translator, editor and professor emeritus of creative writing and literature at the University of New Hampshire, where he has taught for 34 years.
He was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2000.
On August 2, 2007, the same day he was appointed Poet Laureate, Simic received the $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for "outstanding and proven mastery in the art of poetry."
www.loc.gov /poetry/laureate_current.html   (508 words)

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