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Poets and Poetry: Welcome

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Welcome to the Poets and Poetry guide.

The Poets and Poetry guide serves as an introduction to the resources in the Standish Library's collections related to poets and poetry. (You cannot have one without the other.) The resources included are just a selection from those available.

Featured Poet: Joy Harjo

In 2019, distinguished author Joy Harjo was named the United States' 23rd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry. She was appointed to serve a second two-year term starting in September 2020. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden appointed Harjo to a third term starting November 19, 2020.  For information about the position of Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo, and past Poet Laureates, check out the this page from the Library of Congress.

Books by Joy Harjo

Introductory Sources for Individual Poets: A Selection

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