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Poets Laureate [Virtual]

Hosted by the Consul of the Seattle Literature Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 16 Jan 10:30 - 12:00

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Have you ever thought much about the US Poet Laureate? (Did you even know there was one?) While the title has periodically changed, there has been a national poet laureate (or similar) in the US since Protected content !

Let’s take a look together at the role and those who have filled it. As a starting point, you can find an article from the Library of Congress here: Protected content

Wikipedia also provides some background together with a list of all the poets who have had the honor of filling the role: Protected content

Here are some questions in my mind:

*Does having a poet laureate impact our literary lives at all?
*Have you ever read anything written by a US Poet Laureate?
*Are the US Poets Laureate representative of our society?
*What more could a poet laureate do to further promote the appreciation of poetry?

Bring your own questions, experiences, and/or sample work of the current or past poets laureate, and come prepared for an interesting discussion and a good time!