United States of America 2012 20th Century Poets

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 21st April 2012
  • ten self-adhesive values, inscribed FOREVER, in a sheetlet of 20 stamps
  • Designed by: Derry Noyes, from photographic portraits
  • Printed by: Ashton-Potter USA
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 30mm x width 33mm. Sheetlet format height 160mm x width 142mm
  • Perforations: die-cut 10.75 x 10.75

Twentieth Century American Poets[edit]

  • stamps inscribed FOREVER. Franking value at time of issue, $0.55



FOREVER ~ Joseph Brodsky, 1940-1996, photographed by Nancy Crampton
FOREVER ~ Gwendolyn Brooks, 1917-2000, photographed by Jon Randolph (1987)
FOREVER ~ William Carlos Williams, 1883-1963, photographed in the 1940s
FOREVER ~ Robert Hayden, 1913-1980, photographed by Timothy D Franklin (c1975)
FOREVER ~ Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963, photographed by Rollie McKenna
FOREVER ~ Elizabeth Bishop, 1911-1979, photographed by Josef Breitenbach
FOREVER ~ Wallace Stevens, 1879-1955, photographed by Sylvia Salmi
FOREVER ~ Denise Levertov, 1923-1997, photographed by Rollie McKenna
FOREVER ~ E E Cummings, 1894-1962, photographed by Edward Weston (1935)
FOREVER ~ Theodore Roethke, 1908-1963, photographed in London (photographer unreported) The reverse of the sheetlet (backing paper) has extracts from poems


FOREVER x 10 designs)

sheet of twenty stamps[edit]


contains two 'blocks' (5 x 2) of the ten designs

sheetlet of 20 (2 x 10 values)
Poets sheetlet (reverse)