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Poet Laureates

American Poet Laureates
 
Name
Years
Robert Penn Warren 
1986-87
Richard Wilbur 
l987-88
Howard Nemerov
l988-90
Mark Strand 
l990-91
Joseph Brodsky 
l99l-92
Mona Van Duyn
1992-93
 Rita Dove 
1993-95
Robert Hass 
l995-97
Robert Pinsky 
l997
Stanley Kunitz
2000
Billy Collins
2001
Louise Gluck
2003
Ted Kooser
2004
Donald Hall
2006
Charles Simic
2007
Kay Ryan
2008

 
Kay Ryan
2009
W.S. Merwin
2010
Philip Levine
2011
Natasha Trethewey
2012
Natasha Trethewey
2013

 

Source: About.com http://poetry.about.com/od/poets/a/uslaureates.htm (Accessed 8/20/2013)

 

British Poet Laureates
 
Name
Years
Ben Jonson
1619-37                    
William Davenant
l638-68                    
John Dryden
1668-88                    
Thomas Shadwell
1688-92                    
Nahum Tate
1692-1715                    
Nicholas Rowe
1715-18                    
Laurence Eusden
1718-30                    
Colley Cibber
1730-57                    
William Whitehead
1757-85                    
Thomas Warton
1785-90                    
Henry James Pye
1790-1813                    
Robert Southey
1813-43                    
William Wordsworth
1843-50                    
Alfred Tennyson
1850-92                    
Alfred Austin
1896-1913                    
Robert Bridges
1913-30                    
John Masefield
1930-67                    
Cecil Day Lewis
1968-72                    
Sir John Betjeman
1972-84                    
Ted Hughes
1984-98                    
Andrew Motion
1999-2009
Carol Ann Duffy
2009-current


Sources:
“Britain hails its 1st female poet laureate.” Arizona Daily Star. May 2, 2009. Page A8.
The world almanac and book of facts. 2010. Publisher New York, [Newspaper Enterprise Association 1904- ; Mahwah, N.J.: World Almanac Books; [New York]: Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Page 215.
 

City of Tucson Poet Laureates
 
Name
Years
William Pitt Root 1997
1997      (First one appointed)**
Ofelia Zepeda
2002*

 Tucson's current Poet Laureate is Rebecca Seiferle 2012 - current.  See http://www.tucsonpimaartscouncil.org/programs/tucson-poet-laureate/
 
 Sources:
* "O'odam woman will be name city's poet laureate." Arizona Daily Star.  March 4, 2002 Page 1E 
** "City has a poet laureate in award- winning William Pitt Root." Arizona Daily Star. September 25, 1997, Page 1D.
 
 

 

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