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In olden times in England, the Laureate’s salary used to include an allotment of wine...The UK revived the tradition in 1972, and their poet laureate receives a barrel of sherry.The current U.S. Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera, was just appointed to a second term.
Here's a list of all past Poets Laureate.
And here are a few more facts.
And while National Poetry Month is wrapping up, Poetry Friday will always be a part of the blog with the shockingly clever title.