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U.S. Poets Laureate

Chronological Listing:

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List Published: 4/14/04
Last Updated: 4/11/13


Allen Tate, Poet Laureate 1943-44

The Fathers
Allen Tate
ISBN-13: 9780804001083 (paper)
Ohio University Press, 1960

Cleanth Brooks and Allen Tate: Collected Letters, 1933-1976
Alphonse Vinh, editor
ISBN-10: 0826212077 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780826212078 (cloth)
University of Missouri Press, 1998

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Robert Penn Warren, Poet Laureate 1944-45, 1986-87

Band of Angels: A Novel
Robert Penn Warren
ISBN-13: 9780807119464 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 1994

Brother to Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices
Robert Penn Warren
ISBN-13: 9780807121238 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 1996

Democracy and Poetry
Robert Penn Warren
ISBN-13: 9780674196261 (paper)
Harvard University Press, 1976
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Flood: A Novel
Robert Penn Warren
ISBN-13: 9780807129180 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 2003

Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back
Robert Penn Warren
ISBN-13: 9780813114453 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780813128948
University Press of Kentucky, 1995

Portrait of a Father
Robert Penn Warren
ISBN-13: 9780813116556 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780813130613
University Press of Kentucky, 1988

Robert Penn Warren's "All the King's Men": Three Stage Versions
Robert Penn Warren, James A. Grimshaw Jr. and James A. Perkins, editors
ISBN-13: 9780820320977 (cloth)
University of Georgia Press, 2000

Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South
Robert Penn Warren
ISBN-13: 9780820316703 (paper)
University of Georgia Press, 1994 (reprint of 1956 original)
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Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren: New Beginnings and New Directions, 1953–1968
Robert Penn Warren, William Bedford Clark, James A. Perkins and Randy Hendricks, editors
ISBN-13: 9780807133002 (cloth)
Louisiana State University Press, 2008

Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren: The "Southern Review" Years, 1935–1942
Robert Penn Warren, Edited by William Bedford Clark
ISBN-13: 9780807126578 (cloth)
Louisiana State University Press, 2001

World Enough and Time: A Novel
Robert Penn Warren
ISBN-13: 9780807124789 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 1999

The Collected Poems of Robert Penn Warren
Robert Penn Warren, Edited by John D. Burt, Foreword by Harold Bloom
ISBN-13: 9780807123331 (cloth)
Louisiana State University Press, 1998

Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren: The Apprentice Years 1924–1934
Robert Penn Warren, Edited by William Bedford Clark
ISBN-13: 9780807125366 (cloth)
Louisiana State University Press, 2000

Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren: Triumph and Transition, 1943–1952
Robert Penn Warren, John D. Burt, William Bedford Clark, James A. Perkins, and Randy Hendricks, editors
ISBN-13: 9780807130858 (cloth)
Louisiana State University Press, 2006

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Elizabeth Bishop, Poet Laureate 1949-50

An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Poetry
Elizabeth Bishop, Emanuel Brasil, editors
ISBN-13: 9780819560230 (paper)
Wesleyan University Press, 1997

Elizabeth Bishop: Questions of Mastery
Bonnie Costello
ISBN-13: 9780674246904 (paper)
Harvard University Press, 1993
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Conversations with Elizabeth Bishop
George Monteiro, editor
ISBN-13: 9780878058723 (paper)
University Press of Mississippi, 1996

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Conrad Aiken, Poet Laureate 1950-1952

Selected Poems
Conrad Aiken
ISBN-13: 9780195165470 (paper)
Oxford University Press, 2003

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Randall Jarrell, Poet Laureate 1956-58

Randall Jarrell on W. H. Auden
Stephen Burt, with Hannah Brooks-Motl, editors
ISBN-13: 9780231130783 (cloth)
Columbia University Press, 2005

Pictures from an Institution: A Comedy
Randall Jarrell
ISBN-13: 9780226393742 (paper)
University of Chicago Press, 1986

Poetry and the Age: Expanded Edition
Randall Jarrell
ISBN-13: 9780813021089 (paper)
University Press of Florida, 2001

Randall Jarrell's Letters: An Autobiographical and Literary Selection (Expanded Edition)
Mary Jarrell, editor
ISBN-13: 9780813921532 (paper)
University of Virginia Press, 2002

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Howard Nemerov, Poet Laureate 1963-64, 1988-90

The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov
Howard Nemerov
ISBN-13: 9780226572598 (paper)
University of Chicago Press, 1981

The Melodramatists
Howard Nemerov
ISBN-10: 0826208460 (paper)
University of Missouri Press, 1992

War Stories: Poems about Long Ago and Now
Howard Nemerov
ISBN-13: 9780226572437 (paper)
University of Chicago Press, 1990

A Howard Nemerov Reader
Howard Nemerov
ISBN-10: 0826207766 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780826207760 (cloth)
University of Missouri Press, 1991

Journal of the Fictive Life
Howard Nemerov
ISBN-13: 9780226572611 (paper)
University of Chicago Press, 1981

Sentences
Howard Nemerov
ISBN-13: 9780226572628 (paper)
University of Chicago Press, 1983

Trying Conclusions: New and Selected Poems, 1961-1991
Howard Nemerov
ISBN-13: 9780226572635 (cloth)
University of Chicago Press, 1992

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Reed Whittemore, Poet Laureate 1964-1965; 1984-85

Six Literary Lives: The Shared Impiety of Adams, London, Sinclair, Williams, DOS Passos, and Tate
Reed Whittemore
ISBN-10: 0826208746 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780826208743 (cloth)
University of Missouri Press, 1992

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James Dickey, Poet Laureate 1966-68

The Eagle’s Mile
James Dickey
ISBN-13: 9780819511874 (paper)
Wesleyan University Press, 1990

James Dickey: The Selected Poems
James Dickey, Robert Kirschten, editor
ISBN-13: 9780819522603 (paper)
Wesleyan University Press, 1998

Poems, 1957–1967
James Dickey
ISBN-13: 9780819560551 (paper)
Wesleyan University Press, 1967

Self-Interviews
James Dickey
ISBN-13: 9780807111413 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 1984

Sorties: Journals and New Essays
James Dickey
ISBN-13: 9780807111406 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 1984

The Whole Motion: Collected Poems, 1945–1992
James Dickey
ISBN-13: 9780819512185 (paper)
Wesleyan University Press, 1992

Buckdancer’s Choice
James Dickey
ISBN-13: 9780819510280 (paper)
Wesleyan University Press, 1965

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William Jay Smith, Poet Laureate 1968-70

The World Below the Window: Poems 1937-1997
William Jay Smith
ISBN-13: 9780801867835 (paper)
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002

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William Stafford, Poet Laureate 1970-71

Crossing Unmarked Snow: Further Views on the Writer's Vocation
William Stafford, Paul Merchant and Vincent WIxon, editors
ISBN-13: 9780472066643 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1998

Down in My Heart: Peace Witness in War Time
William Stafford
ISBN-13: 9780870710971 (paper)
Oregon State University Press, 2006

Writing the Australian Crawl
William Stafford
ISBN-13: 9780472873005 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1978

You Must Revise Your Life
William Stafford
ISBN-13: 9780472063710 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1987

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Josephine Jacobsen, Poet Laureate 1971-73

The Instant of Knowing: Lectures, Criticism, and Occasional Prose
Josephine Jacobsen, Elizabeth Spires, editor
ISBN-13: 9780472096602 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780472066605 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1997

What Goes without Saying: Collected Stories of Josephine Jacobsen
Josephine Jacobsen
ISBN-13: 9780801863387 (paper)
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000

In the Crevice of Time: New and Collected Poems
Josephine Jacobson
ISBN-13: 9780801863394 (paper)
Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000

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Daniel Hoffman, Poet Laureate 1973-74

Beyond Silence: Selected Shorter Poems, 1943-2003
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807128602 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780807128619 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 2003

Beyond Silence: Selected Shorter Poems, 1948–2003
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807128602 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780807128619 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 2003

Brotherly Love
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780812217360 (paper)
University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000

Darkening Water
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807127711 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780807127728 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 2002

Faulkner's Country Matters: Folklore and Fable in Yoknapatawpha
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807124260 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 1999

Middens of the Tribe: A Poem
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807120002 (cloth)
Louisiana State University Press, 1995

Paul Bunyan: Last of the Frontier Demigods
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780870135217 (paper)
Michigan State University Press, 1999

Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe Poe
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807123218 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 1998

The Poetry of Stephen Crane
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780231086622 (paper)
Columbia University Press, 1970

The Whole Nine Yards, Longer Poems
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807134139 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780807134146 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 2009

The Whole Nine Yards: Longer Poems
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807134139 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780807134146 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 2009

Words to Create a World
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780472065059 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1993

Zone of the Interior: A Memoir, 1942–1947
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807125687 (cloth)
Louisiana State University Press, 2000

Hang-Gliding from Helicon: New and Selected Poems, 1948-1988
Daniel Hoffman
ISBN-13: 9780807114537 (paper)
Louisiana State University Press, 1988

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William Meredith, Poet Laureate 1978-80

Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems
William Meredith
ISBN-10: 0810150700 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 0810150719 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780810150706 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780810150713 (paper)
Northwestern University Press, 1997

Poems Are Hard to Read
William Meredith
ISBN-13: 9780472064274 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1991

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Maxine Kumin, Poet Laureate 1981-82

To Make a Prairie: Essays on Poets, Poetry, and Country Living
Maxine Kumin
ISBN-13: 9780472063062 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1980

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Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureate 1987-88

Conversations with Richard Wilbur
William Butts, eidtor
ISBN-10: 0878054243 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780878054251 (paper)
University Press of Mississippi, 1990

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Joseph Brodsky, Poet Laureate 1991-92

Tide and Continuities: Last and First Poems, 1995–1938
Peter Viereck, Rhymed Foreword by Joseph Brodsky
ISBN-10: 1557283133 (cloth)
ISBN-10: 1557283141 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9781557283139 (cloth)
University of Arkansas Press, 1995

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Rita Dove, Poet Laureate 1993-95; 1999-2000

Museum
Rita Dove
ISBN-10: 0887481477 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780887481475 (paper)
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1992

Thomas and Beulah
Rita Dove
ISBN-10: 0887480217 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780887480218 (paper)
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986

The Yellow House on the Corner
Rita Dove
ISBN-10: 0887480926 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780887480928 (paper)
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1989

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Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate 1997-2000

An Explanation of America
Robert Pinsky
ISBN-13: 9780691013602 (paper)
Princeton University Press, 1979

Democracy, Culture and the Voice of Poetry
Robert Pinsky
ISBN-13: 9780691122632 (paper)
ISBN eBook: 9781400825158
Princeton University Press, 2005

Sadness and Happiness: Poems by Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky
ISBN-13: 9780691013220 (paper)
Princeton University Press, 1975

The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions
Robert Pinsky
ISBN-13: 9780691013527 (paper)
Princeton University Press, 1978

Thousands of Broadways: Dreams and Nightmares of the American Small Town
Robert Pinsky
ISBN-13: 9780226669441 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9780226669465
University of Chicago Press, 2009

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Billy Collins, Poet Laureate 2001-02

The Apple That Astonished Paris
Billy Collins
ISBN-10: 1557288232 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9781557288233 (paper)
University of Arkansas Press, 2006

The Art of Drowning
Billy Collins
ISBN-13: 9780822938934 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780822955672 (paper)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995

Picnic, Lightning
Billy Collins
ISBN-13: 9780822940661 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780822956709 (paper)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1998

Questions About Angels
Billy Collins
ISBN-13: 9780822942115 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780822956983 (paper)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999

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Ted Kooser, Poet Laureate 2004-2006

The Blizzard Voices
Ted Kooser
ISBN-13: 9780803259638 (paper)
University of Nebraska Press, 2006

Flying at Night: Poems 1965 - 1985
Ted Kooser
ISBN-13: 9780822942580 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780822958772 (paper)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005

Lights on a Ground of Darkness: An Evocation of a Place and Time
Ted Kooser
ISBN-13: 9780803226425 (paper)
University of Nebraska Press, 2009
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Sure Signs: New and Selected Poems
Ted Kooser
ISBN-13: 9780822953135 (paper)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980

Valentines
Ted Kooser
ISBN-13: 9780803217706 (cloth)
University of Nebraska Press, 2008
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Weather Central
Ted Kooser
ISBN-13: 9780822955276 (paper)
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1994

Winter Morning Walks: 100 Postcards to Jim Harrison
Ted Kooser
ISBN-10: 0887483564 (paper)
ISBN-13: 9780887483363 (paper)
Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2001

Writing Brave and Free: Encouraging Words for People Who Want to Start Writing
Ted Kooser
ISBN-13: 9780803278325 (cloth)
University of Nebraska Press, 2006
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The Poetry Home Repair Manual: Practical Advice for Beginning Poets
Ted Kooser
ISBN-13: 9780803227699 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780803259782 (paper)
University of Nebraska Press, 2005

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Donald Hall, Poet Laureate 2006-2007

Breakfast Served Any Time All Day: Essays on Poetry New and Selected
Donald Hall
ISBN-13: 9780472068524 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 2003

Death to the Death of Poetry: Essays, Reviews, Notes, Interviews
Donald Hall
ISBN-13: 9780472095711 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780472065714 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1995

The Weather for Poetry: Essays, Reviews, and Notes on Poetry, 1977-81
Donald Hall
ISBN-13: 9780472063406 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1983

Poetry and Ambition: Essays 1982--88
Donald Hall
ISBN-13: 9780472063871 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1988

Claims for Poetry
Donald Hall, editor
ISBN-13: 9780472063086 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1983

The Oxford Book of Children's Verse in America
Donald Hall, editor
ISBN-13: 9780195035391 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780195067613 (paper)
Oxford University Press, 1985

The Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems
Donald Hall, editor
ISBN-13: 9780195145786 (paper)
Oxford University Press, 2001

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Charles Simic, Poet Laureate 2007-2008

A Fly in the Soup: Memoirs
Charles Simic
ISBN-13: 9780472089093 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 2000

Memory Piano
Charles Simic
ISBN-13: 9780472099405 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780472069408 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 2006

The Metaphysician in the Dark
Charles Simic
ISBN-13: 9780472098309 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780472068302 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 2003

Orphan Factory: Essays and Memoirs
Charles Simic
ISBN-13: 9780472066636 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1998

The Unemployed Fortune-Teller: Essays and Memoirs
Charles Simic
ISBN-13: 9780472065691 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1995

Wonderful Words, Silent Truth: Essays on Poetry and a Memoir
Charles Simic
ISBN-13: 9780472094219 (cloth)
ISBN-13: 9780472064212 (paper)
University of Michigan Press, 1990

Oranges and Snow: Selected Poems of Milan Djordjevic
Charles Simic, translator
ISBN-13: 9780691142463 (cloth)
ISBN eBook: 9781400836093
Princeton University Press, 2010
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W.S. Merwin, Poet Laureate 2010-2011

Iphigeneia at Aulis
Euripedes, W.S. Merwin and George E. Dimock, translators
ISBN-13: 9780195077094 (paper)
Oxford University Press, 1992

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