“The Lives of the Most Eminent State Department Poets” is composed of language we found in the WikiLeaks Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) database, excerpted and lightly edited. PlusD is a collection of US diplomatic traffic from 1966 to 2010 (the majority of the documents are from 1973 to 1977 and from 2000 to 2010). We first searched for the word “poet” and subsequently for individual names. In this version, we include only US poets. They are sorted by date, moving forward in time.