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Robert Pinsky:
Poetry in the Public Sphere

Event Date: May 13, 2002

Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000, returned to the Library of Congress to host an event celebrating poetry in public life. Sponsored by the Center for the Book, the event took place in the Mumford Room of the James Madison Memorial Building. It was free and open to the public.

The program is part of a new initiative “Strengthening Communities Through the Art of Poetry,” which was recently launched by Pinsky’s Favorite Poem Project and its education partner KIDSNET.

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