ATG Quirkies: US Poets Laureate and the Presidents They Served Under

Danielle Mohlman at the My Poetic Side blog says that with Presidents’ Day upon us, we’re thinking a lot about Poets Laureate, the official poets of the nation.

Aside from writing poetry “that reflects the pulse of the nation” she notes that the Poet Laureate is “also tasked with carrying on the legacy of former Poet Laureate Allen Tate by recruiting poets and authors to contribute to the Library of Congress’ Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.”

So in honor of their significant cultural contribution, Ms. Mohlman provides an infographic of all our Poets Laureate and the Presidents whose terms coincided with their own.  she also delves in to specific “the legacies of seven former Poets Laureates.”

So if you’re in the mood to wax poetic, check it out!

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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