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us: Ryan, Kay

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    • Birth Date

    • Birth Place

        (naf) San Jose (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Marin County (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Fairfax (Calif.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) College of Marin
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    • Occupation

        (lcsh) Poets
          (lcsh) Community college teachers
      • Additonal Related Forms

        • us: College of Marin
      • Sources

        • found: Dragon acts to dragon ends, c1983: t.p. (Kay Ryan)
        • found: Strangely marked metal, c1985: CIP t.p. (Kay Ryan) CIP data sheet (b. 1945)
        • found: Lesbian poetry retrospective part 1, 2008, via AfterEllen website, viewed Sept. 5, 2012 (Kay Ryan (b. 1945); not the first lesbian Poet Laureate--Elizabeth Bishop served from 1949 to 1950--but she is the first to be out and open about her sexuality; her partner of 30 years, Carol Adair)
        • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 5, 2012 (Kay Ryan (born September 21, 1945); American poet and educator; born San Jose, California; since 1971, she has lived in Marin County, California, and has taught English part-time at the College of Marin; Carol Adair, who was also an instructor at the College of Marin, was Ryan's partner from 1978 until Adair's death in 2009; lives in Fairfax, in Marin County, CA; in July 2008, the Library of Congress announced that she would be the sixteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress for a one-year term commencing in Autumn 2008. She succeeded Charles Simic. In April 2009, the Library announced that Ryan would serve a second one-year term extending through May 2010. She was succeeded by W.S. Merwin in June 2010)
      • LC Classification

        • PS3568.Y38
      • Change Notes

        • 1983-05-23: new
        • 2015-04-14: revised
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