American Celebration: Poet Laureate Closing Event

22nd U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will celebrate the conclusion of her laureateship in a conversation with state, city and county poets laureate Jeanetta Calhoun Mish (Oklahoma), Kealoha (Hawai`i), Adrian Matejka (Indiana), Tina Chang (Brooklyn, NY), and Vogue Robinson (Clark County, NV). A conversation will be moderated by Jennifer Benka, president and executive director of the Academy of American Poets. Book sales and signing to follow. Presented in partnership by the The Academy of American Poets and The Library of Congress.
Location: Coolidge Auditorium, G/F - Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress 
Contact: (202) 707-5394
The event is free, but tickets are required. For tickets, please visit this ticketing site: The event will also be live-streamed on and (with captions).