National Poetry Month: U.S. Poet Laureate

National Poet Laureate

The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, also commonly called the United States Poet Laureate, serves as the official poet of the United States. During their term, the poet laureate seeks to raise the national consciousness to a greater appreciation of the reading and writing of poetry through a variety of events, appearances, and projects. Starting in 1937, and formerly known as the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, the present title was devised and authorized by an Act of Congress in 1985. Only those who were awarded the position after 1985 are referred to as Poet Laureate's.

Poems by Ada Limón

Ada Limón

Ada Limón was named the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States on July 12, 2022. Ada is the first Latina poet to be awarded the position.

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Latin American Poetry

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