Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Project Tags

view all


  • Arthur Talmage Abernethy (1872 - 1956)
    Arthur Talmage Abernethy (October 10, 1872 – May 15, 1956) was a journalist, scholar, theologian and poet. He pastored several churches, contributed articles and poems to newspapers around the United...
    Jane Kenyon (1947 - 1995)
    Jane Kenyon (May 23, 1947 - April 22, 1995) was an American poet and translator. Her work is often characterized as simple, spare, and emotionally resonant. Life Kenyon was born in 1947 in An...
  • Donald Hall (1928 - 2018)
    Donald Hall is considered one of the major American poets of his generation. Biography Donald Andrew Hall Jr. (September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2018) was an American poet, writer, editor and literar...
  • Robert Creeley (1926 - 2005)
    Robert Creeley BIRTH 21 May 1926 Arlington, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA DEATH 30 Mar 2005 (aged 78) Odessa, Ector County, Texas, USA BURIAL Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge, Middlesex County, ...
  • Thomas Wharton (1728 - 1790)
    Thomas Warton (9 January 1728 – 21 May 1790) was an English literary historian, critic, and poet. From 1785 to 1790 he was the Poet Laureate of England. He is sometimes called Thomas Warton the young...

Poets Laureate

A poet laureate (plural: poets laureate) is a poet officially appointed by a government or conferring institution, who is often expected to compose poems for special events and occasions.

The Italians Albertino Mussato (1315) and Francesco Petrarca (1342) were among the first to be crowned poets laureate after the classical age.

In Britain, the term dates from the appointment of Bernard André by Henry VII of England. Today the title may also be conferred by an organisation such as the Poetry Foundation, which has a designated Children's Poet Laureate.

The following national governments continue the poet laureate tradition.

Poets Laureate of the United Kingdom

United States Poet Laureate

List of U.S. states' Poets Laureate Poets Laureate of England


War Poets

References and Sources