Shel Silverstein's Poems Live On In 'Every Thing'

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On Wednesday, the Library of Congress announced that Philip Levine would be the next poet laureate of the United States. Geoffrey Berliner hide caption

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New Poet Laureate Philip Levine's 'Absolute Truth'

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Dean Young has published more than 10 books of poetry. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure more than a decade ago. Laurie Saurborn Young/ hide caption

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The Heart Of Dean Young's Pre-Transplant Poetry

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Caroline Kennedy 'Walks' Through Favorite Poems

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Collins Values Approachable Poetry, Not Pretension

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Poetry With An Edge: The Acerbic Wit Of Alan Dugan

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W.S. Merwin is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He will become the 17th poet laureate this fall, succeeding Kay Ryan. Matt Valentine/Library of Congress/AP Photo hide caption

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'Sirius' Poetry From New Poet Laureate W.S. Merwin

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Jehanne Dubrow blogs about poetry and literature at Notes from the Gefilte Review. Jeremy Schaub hide caption

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Reflecting 'Stateside' With A Loved One At War

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Song of Myself was included in Walt Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass. Whitman paid for the publication of the first edition himself. Three Lions/Getty Images hide caption

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Robert Hass: On Whitman's 'Song Of Myself'

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After Loss, Turning To Poetry For Grief And Healing

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'Black Nature': Poems Of Promise And Survival

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Poet Robert Hass: An Elegy For His Younger Brother

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Character And Voice: Picks For National Poetry Month

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