Robert Polito is an American academic, critic and poet. In 2013, Polito was named the president of the Poetry Foundation. Wikipedia*
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Robert Polito has eight videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1997 Forum as a Director for the Graduate Writing Program of the New School University. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2014 with an average of 2,483 views per program as a Poetry Chair for the National Book Awards. Most appearances with Steven G. Kellman (2), Louise Gluck (2), Eric Banks (2).