Friday, January 27, 2012

USPS to Issue Poet Stamps in 2012

Link below to the article about stamps dedicated to American poets of the 20th century, set to be released March 3, 2012.  This is cool!  I remember a previous set of stamps, and had a few of them.  This time, I think I'll get the whole set.  Poets to be featured are:  Elizabeth Bishop, Joseph Brodsky, Gwendolyn Brooks, E.E. Cummings, Robert Hayden, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams.  A great lineup, for sure, but it also seems some important poets are missing~Anne Sexton, for one, and as mentioned in the article, what of Allen Ginsberg?  Frank O'Hara?  At any rate, I'm pleased that the postal service deems poetry culturally important enough to include another set of poet stamps.

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