“We are all authors. Let us acknowledge everyone.” —Juan Felipe Herrera, author of Every Day We Get More Illegal
In her new book, Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir, the former poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner contends with persistent trauma, both personal and cultural, going beyond witnessing to seek truth in all its complexity.
The 2020 National Youth Poet Laureate talks about the intersection of poetry and activism, creativity during the pandemic, and more.
Joy Harjo has been named the twenty-third Poet Laureate of the United States.
Adrian Matejka, Robin Coste Lewis, and Paisley Rekdal are among the thirteen recipients of the inaugural Poets Laureate Fellowships.
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has named Tracy K. Smith the next poet laureate of the United States.