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Poets Laureate: Home

This guide provides information, both print and online, on U.S. and Delaware Poets Laureate. Browse the resources below or check the shelves at your Delaware Public Library under 808.81; 811; 821.

Route 1 Reads in the Delaware Library Catalog

The Poetry selections on the 2021 Route 1 Reads reading list represent the great Poetry traditions from each of our states. History, homage, reflection, and revolution are distilled down to stanzas, couplets, lines, words.

Whether readers are at home or on the road this summer, we hope that this list of must-read books will keep everyone turning pages until Labor Day. The full list of featured books is listed here, in geographical order from North to South:

MAINE

NEW HAMPSHIRE

MASSACHUSETTS

RHODE ISLAND

CONNECTICUT

NEW YORK

PENNSYLVANIA

NEW JERSEY

DELAWARE

MARYLAND

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

VIRGINIA

NORTH CAROLINA

SOUTH CAROLINA

GEORGIA

FLORIDA

Joy Harjo's Inaugural Reading as U.S. Poet Laureate. Streamed live Sept. 19, 2019