While we may not all collect stamps, it's always fun when an interesting or attractive stamp catches your eye. Poet-themed stamps are a great way to share the importance of poetry and America's literary heritage with the entire country. Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, and T.S. Eliot are a few of the poets who have made their way onto a postage stamp and into the mailboxes of people everywhere.

Help promote poetry by writing a letter requesting more poet stamps. To be eligible, suggested poets must have been deceased for at least ten years and must be American or of American descent. Read more about the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee and the stamp selection process online.

Send your suggestions to:

Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW
Room 5670
Washington, D.C. 20260-2437