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Program Poetry & Literature

The Favorite Poem Project

In 1997, Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky launched this project as a way to celebrate, document, and encourage a public appreciation of poetry as well as acknowledge the role of poetry in the everyday lives of Americans. The project called for Americans to share their favorite poems with the nation.

The project culminated in videos, online resources, and an entire archive dedicated to Americans' favorite poems, all of which can be found on the project website. External link