Poets Corner Electors

The Electors, appointed by the Poet-in-Residence, serve staggered terms, and in discussion with the Poet-in-Residence work to come to a consensus on each year’s inductee.

1983–2010
Daniel Aaron
Meena Alexander
Edgar Bowers
Amy Clampitt
J.V. Cunningham
Joseph Brodsky
Billy Collins
Guy Davenport
Rita Dove
Richard Eberhardt
Ralph Ellison
Lynn Emmanuel
Rhina Espaillat
Dana Gioia
Daniel Haberman
Rachel Hadas
Donald Hall
Michael S. Harper
Anthony Hecht
Daniel G. Hoffman
John Hollander
Josephine Jacobson
Mark Jarman
Carolyn Kizer
Yusef Komunyakaa
Maxine Kumin
Stanley Kunitz
David Lehman
Phillis Levin
David Mason
Charles Martin
Frank McCourt
James Merrill
Josephine Miles
Honor Moore
Marilyn Nelson
Joyce Carol Oates
Michael Palma
Walker Percy
Robert Pinsky
Reynolds Price
Grace Schulman
William Jay Smith
Ann Stanford
Quincy Troupe
Mona Van Duyn
John Updike
Robert Penn Warren
Eudora Welty
Richard Wilbur
Cynthia Zarin

Class of 2013
Major Jackson
Mark Jarman
Rosanna Warren

Class of 2014
Doug Anderson
Kimiko Hahn
Eamon Grennan
Patricia Smith

Class of 2015
Jericho Brown
Alfred Corn
Ellen Dore Watson

Class of 2016
Doug Anderson
Wally Lamb
Kelly Cherry

Class of 2017
Mary Jo Bang
Penelope Pelizzon
David Yezzi

Class of 2018
Rafael Campo
Marilyn Hacker
J. Patrick Lewis

Class of 2019
Jericho Brown
Brian Turner
Afaa Michael Weaver

Class of 2020
Bob Holman
Dante Micheaux
Sharan Strange