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10 Years: The Poetry Center Counts The Ways

Sidebar: A Legacy Stretching More Than 100 Years

Sidebar: Air on Campus Filled With the Sound of Poetry All Around

Sidebar: This Spring at the Poetry Center

  • Poets who have visited: 133
  • Female Poets: 78
  • Male Poets: 55
  • African American Poets: 21
  • Gay/Lesbian Poets: 19
  • Foreign-Language Poets: 13
  • Arab / Arab American Poets: 3
  • Asian / Asian American Poets: 8
  • Hispanic Poets: 6
  • Native American Poets: 1
  • Translator-Poets: 15
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners: 12
  • U.S. Poets Laureate: 5 (Billy Collins, Louise Glück, Stanley Kunitz, Richard Wilbur, Charles Simic)
  • Nobel Prize-Winners: 2 (Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott)
  • Total attending readings: 35,528
  • Number of times John M. Greene Hall reached a capacity audience for a reading: 8 (Mary Oliver, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Billy Collins, Adrienne Rich [twice], Seamus Heaney, Gary Snyder)

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