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Poetry Society of America

In 1910, the Poetry Society of America held its first official meeting in the National Arts Club, which is still home to the organization today. Jesse Rittenhouse, a founding member and Secretary of the PSA, documented the founding of the Poetry Society of America in her autobiography 'My House of Life' writing "It was not, however, to be an organization in the formal sense of the word, but founded upon the salon idea, a place where poets would gather to read and discuss their work and that of their contemporaries, the group to be united largely through the hospitality of our hosts at whose apartments it was proposed we should continue to meet. Wikipedia*

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The Poetry Society of America has 1 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 2007, Poetry.

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    Robert Pinsky, the former U.S. Poet Laureate, talked about the work of two major 20th century poets, Robert Frost and William Carlos…

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