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Lesbian Named Poet Laureate

Kay Ryan, 62, an openly lesbian woman, has been named the nation’s 16th poet laureate. Known for her sly, compact poems that revel in wordplay and internal rhymes, Ms. Ryan has won a carriage full of poetry prizes for her funny and philosophical work, including awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and in 1994, the …

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