As readers, writers, and general book-lovers prepare to descend upon Washington, D.C., today for the 16th annual National Book Festival, take a look back at one of the highlights of last year’s festival, featuring three of the poets on our prestigious Board of Chancellors.

At the 2015 National Book Festival, Chancellors Juan Felipe Herrera, Jane Hirshfield, and Naomi Shihab Nye joined us for a conversation about poetry and the poet’s role in American culture today. Watch a video of this conversation and check out more information about the National Book Festival.


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