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Past Seasons

Interviews with previous poets are linked below.


YearPoet Name
2020Nikky Finney
2019Alberto Rios
2018Chris Abani
2017Simon Armitage
2016Marie Howe & Andrea Gibson
2015Richard Blanco
2014Tracy K. Smith
2013Terrance Hayes
2012Claudia Emerson
2011Carolyn Forché
2010Natasha Trethewey
2009Charles Simic
2008Jimmy Santiago Baca
2007Joy Harjo
2006Ted Kooser
2005Billy Collins & Lucille Clifton
2004Li-Young Lee
2003Naomi Shihab Nye
2002Mark Doty
2001Michael Ondaatje
2000Jane Hirshfield
1999Robert Pinsky