When They Were Very Young

We're happy to present an expanded version of a feature that originated in 1950 on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the PSA and was recently revived as a corner of our exhibit, "Portraits of Poets, 1910-2010" at the National Arts Club this past January and as a feature on our website. This expanded installment more accurately reflects the dynamism and diversity of the exhibit as a whole, and we hope you enjoy it.

                Tina Chang, with her brother


Henri Cole                                              Wanda Coleman and
                                                                   a paternal great aunt

                                  Alfred Corn     

Douglas Crase                                     Rita Dove, photo by Ray A. Dove

                                     Cornelius Eady


                        Joy Harjo
Matthea Harvey                        Terrance Hayes





Maxine Kumin                           



Heather McHugh


Marianne Moore,                             Tracie Morris
with her brother                                        
                David Mura and paternal grandfather


Elise Paschen, with her                     
mother Maria Tallchief     


Claudia Rankine                                  Spencer Reece



Tracy K. Smith,
with her mother

Arthur Sze




Afaa Michael Weaver            Al Young,
                                                     photo by Dan I. Slobin


                    Kevin Young




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