Friday, April 20, 2012

20th Century Poets Honored on Postage Stamps

First Day of Issue: April 21, 2012 Los Angeles, CA 90052

The number of books published each year in America has been steadily increasing, and poetry is more popular than ever.

The ten great writers honored on theTwentieth-Century Poets stamp pane, including several who served as United States Poet Laureate, surely deserve part of the credit.

The many awards won by this illustrious group — Elizabeth Bishop, Joseph Brodsky, Gwendolyn Brooks, E. E. Cummings, Robert Hayden, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams — include numerous Pulitzer Prizes, National Book Awards, and . . .

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