June 2017

Tracy K. Smith Honored As Poet Laureate

When the Library of Congress announced that Tracy K. Smith was the new poet laureate last week, Smith said that she was excited about the declaration. Smith, a creative writing teacher at Princeton University, says that she enjoys how poetry is a lifelong passion for people of all ages, giving them something from which they may express themselves when they are young as well as when they get older.

Poet of the Week: Robert Frost

The poet laureate of Vermont, Robert Frost is often cited as a favorite poet among many people, whether they generally like poetry or not. That's because his works speak to the masses and convey a realistic sense of life in rural America. He was famous for taking broad, philosophical topics and portraying them through "plain people" speak, resulting in a beauty and familiarity that most people can connect with somehow.