On March 6, 1978, the Library of Congress convened a meeting of former U.S. Poets Laureate. This gathering took place during the term of Robert Hayden.
Seated, l. to r.: William Stafford, James Dickey, Josephine Jacobsen, Elizabeth Bishop, Daniel Hoffman. Standing, l. to r.: Reed Whittemore, Richard Eberhart, Robert Hayden, William Jay Smith, Stephen Spender, Stanley Kunitz, Karl Shapiro, and Howard Nemerov. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress.