Who Knew WashU? 8.26.20

Question: The first woman to be appointed U.S. poet laureate served on the faculty at WashU. Who was she?

Mona Van Duyn
Mona Van Duyn poses by her portrait in 1972. (Photo: University Archives)

Answer: D) Mona Van Duyn. A former instructor and a Visiting Hurst Professor of English in Arts & Sciences, Van Duyn served as poet laureate from 1992-93.

Congrats to this week’s winner, Amanda Willenborg, who works in the Department of Pediatrics and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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