noun, plural poets laureate.
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Nemerov is connected to Greenberg through his father, the poet Howard Nemerov, a lion of mid-century American culture who served two terms as the country’s poet laureate.Helen Frankenthaler came from wealth and privilege. Her art transcends that.|Philip Kennicott|March 19, 2021|Washington Post
This year, we’ll be hanging on the every word of a poet laureate, for the first time in football history.We Tried To Predict Which Word Amanda Gorman Would Say First At The Super Bowl|Josh Hermsmeyer|February 3, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
The poet apparently collapsed in the street upon his departure from “The Horse” and died not long after.
A Harvard-educated poet and professor, Linsker was arrested early Sunday morning and released without bail later that day.The High-Priced Union Rep Charged With Attacking a Cop|Jacob Siegel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So many were arrested in Leningrad, the poet Anna Akhmatova said, that the city “dangled like an appendage from its prisons….”
Who was the most erotic poet of the late Renaissance and early Baroque, when the quatrain reached its courtly zenith?Sor Juana: Mexico’s Most Erotic Poet and Its Most Dangerous Nun|Katie Baker|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, for that matter, where is our poet who could damn any of them for it?
Rene le Pays, a French poet, died; well known at court by his miscellanies.
Richard Brathwaite, an English poet and miscellaneous writer, died.
But if people will insist on patting a strange poet, they mustn't be surprised if they get a nasty bite!
Richard Cumberland died; eminent as a British poet, essayist, novelist and dramatic writer.
Bonnell Thornton died; an English poet, essayist and miscellaneous writer, and translator of Plautus.
British Dictionary definitions for poet laureate
noun plural poets laureate
Cultural definitions for poet laureate
The national poet in Britain. Historically, the poet laureate's duty has been to compose official poetry for the king's or queen's birthday and for great public occasions, such as victories in war, coronations, and births and weddings in the royal family. The poets laureate of Britain have included Geoffrey Chaucer, William Wordsworth, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson.