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Unlikely Laureate: A Conversation with Kay Ryan

Known for short, compact writing and for living a very quiet life, Kay Ryan has taken on a big and very public role as the nation's Poet Laureate. For more than thirty years, Ryan has lived and taught remedial English in Marin County, Calif. Her poems are often praised for their wit, wisdom and brevity. 8:26

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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