16th Poet Laureate Named! - Kay Ryan is the New
Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress
Kay Ryan, Outsider With Sly Style, Named Poet Laureate
By Patricia Cohen - Published: July 17, 2008
When Kay Ryan was a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, the poetry club rejected her application; she was perhaps too much of a loner, she recalls. Now Ms. Ryan is being inducted into one of the most elite poetry clubs around. She is to be named the country’s poet laureate on Thursday.
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