In 1948, the first ever female in this position, Leonie Adams was selected. Our #WCW goes out to newly appointed U.S. Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith. The Library of Congress announced today that Smith will be our new nation’s official poet.
So far there have been eleven U.S. female Poet Laureate’s, Smith making the 12th! Shown in this post are Smith and three other past
Female U.S. Poet Laureate’s.
1. Tracy K. Smith (2017)
2. Natasha Trethewey (2012-2014)
3. Rita Dove (1993-1995)
4. Maxine Kumin (1981-1982)
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