Portraits of Poets

October 12, 2012 - 12:34 PM
This handout image provided by the National Portrait Gallery is a pastel on illustration board showing Langston Hughes, Winold Reiss. America often knows the names but not the faces of its great poets. Now the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery is introducing dozens of 20th century poets to Washington visitors. "Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets" opens Friday and will be on view through April. (AP Photo/National Portrait Gallery)