Robert Casper

Cindy Seip

Robert Casper is head of the Poetry and Literature Center, Library of Congress. He was previously programs director for the Poetry Society of America, the nation’s oldest poetry organization. In that capacity, he organized 50-60 events a year, including poetry readings, panel discussions, conferences, awards ceremonies, festivals, and events that were held in 13 cities across the country. He was also the founding publisher of the literary magazine Jubilat, which published the best of contemporary American poetry, along with interviews and a variety of other short literary forms.