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William Jay Smith Biography | Poet

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William Jay Smith (born 22 April 1918) is an American poet. He was appointed the nineteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1968 to 1970.. American poet; US Poet Laureate 1968–70