From the AP:
There's buzz about all sorts of names. Among them: Philip Levine, a Midwesterner whose writings are attuned to the working class; Robert Pinsky, former poet laureate who created the Favorite Poem Project; Yusef Komunyakaa, whose work is heavily influenced by jazz; U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan.
No matter who might be selected, "It would be a wonderful gesture, and a reminder to our country that the arts are present in everyone's daily lives, whether they realize it or not," said Gary Soto, an award-winning poet and novelist from northern California.
(Thanks, C. Dale, for the link.)