Poet Seamus Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1995, is seen here in a file photo from 1991, when he was a professor at Harvard. Heaney has died at age 74. Joe Wrinn/AP hide caption

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T.S. Eliot (1888 - 1965), winner of the 1948 Nobel Prize in Literature Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Before serving the haggis at a Burns Supper, it's tradition to address it by reciting Robert Burns' "Address to a Haggis" which begins "Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!" sneeu via Flickr hide caption

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America's new poet laureate, Philip Levine, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1995. Here, he's seen in a file photo at the San Joaquin River Center in Fresno, Calif. Gary Kazanjian/AP hide caption

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