Great Poets

Introducing you to a Great Poet every month. 

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    Ada Limón

    Appointed the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States in 2022 and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. She's planning to send one of her poems into space in October 2024.

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    Pablo Neruda

    This Chilean poet, diplomat, senator began publishing under a pen name because his father discouraged him from writing poetry. Neruda went on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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    Rita Dove

    What do ballroom dancing and poetry have in common? Rita Dove, an award-winning poet and dancer, will tell you.

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    Amanda Gorman

    The youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history and an award-winning writer and social activist, whose poem, "The Hill We Climb," wowed America at President Joe Biden's inauguration in 2021.