Poet Laureates

The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress serves as the nation’s official poet. During his or her term,┬áthe Poet Laureate seeks to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry.┬áThe Poet Laureate is appointed annually by the Librarian of Congress and serves from September to May.

Robert Pinsky – 1997-2000
Department of English, CAS