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Poet Laureate #16 :: Kay Ryan

Thursday, July 17, the Library of Congress appointed Kay Ryan as the Library’s 16th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-2009.

Notable Quote: “If there is a [literary] game of sorts, you can win by staying home and doing the writing,” Ryan says. “Good work can make its way in this culture.”

Ryan’s poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poetry, The Yale Review, Paris Review, The American Scholar, The Threepenny Review, Parnassus, and more.

Read more about Ryan and the appointment here.

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