U.S. Poet Laureate

At five years old, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera watched border patrol arrive at a neighbor’s home, pull the family into a van and leave. Nearly 60 years later, he still remembers that day. “Everything was just left,” he ...

“Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful,” former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove said. As a former poet laureate, Dove stands amongst the most talented poets of America who have served in that position. Each poet laureate ...