The Academy of American Poets established National Poetry Month in 1996. Along the way [they] enlisted a variety of government agencies and officials, educational leaders, publishers, sponsors, poets, and arts organizations to help.
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Carrie Fountain, 2019 Poet Laureate of Texas
Margarita Engle, Young People's Poet Laureate, 2017-2019.
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