The first ever Poet Laureate (formerly, Consultant of Poetry), Joseph Auslander was announced in 1937 and here’s some more …#AceResearchDesk – @AceHistoryNews

#AceHistoryNews – June.17: Each poet is appointed annually and is encouraged to promote and strengthen our nation’s appreciation for reading and writing poetry #AceHistoryNews reports
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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