• Poets get the United States Postal Service stamp of approval

This month the U.S. Postal Service debuted a new series of stamps honoring 20th-century American poets. Those whose visages will soon be gracing snail mail include Elizabeth Bishop, Joseph Brodsky, Gwendolyn Brooks (whose stamp features a photo of Brooks taken at her Chicago home), E.E. Cummings, Robert Hayden, Denise Levertov, Sylvia Plath, Theodore Roethke, Wallace Stevens, and William Carlos Williams.

At Saturday’s daylong Poetry Fest, the Chicago Public Library’s celebration of National Poetry Month, Chicago Post Office employees will read work by the honorees. Saturday 4/28, noon, Harold Washington Library Center, video theater, 400 S. State, chipublib.org.

Relatedly, a little Web searching turns up the poem “Postman” by Hasmukh Amathalal: