Tess Taylor visits NPR headquarters in Washington on Monday. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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Paisley Rekdal visits NPR headquarters in Washington on Tuesday. Ebony Bailey/NPR hide caption

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Robert Pinsky visits NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., on Thursday. Ebony Bailey/NPR hide caption

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Natasha Trethewey, 46, is among the youngest U.S. poet laureates and the first to hail from the South since Robert Penn Warren was named by the Library of Congress in 1986. Joel Benjamin/ hide caption

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Carmen Gimenez Smith visits NPR headquarters in Washington on Monday. Claire O'Neill/NPR hide caption

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Monica Youn visits NPR headquarters in Washington on Friday. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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