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Arts & Culture · Poetry

Kay Ryan’s Big Week

By Women's Voices For Change
Women's Voices For Change

Yesterday Kay Ryan, who from 2008 until 2010 served as the country’s 16th poet laureate, received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation “genius award,” described by the Foundation as a fellowship for “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”

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Poetry

Our Poet Laureate/Ourselves

By Women's Voices For Change
Kay Ryan has written of Hope that it is “the almost-twin/of making-do,/the isotope/ of going on.” Here at Women’s Voices for Change we celebrate that capability within women—that capacity to make do and go on—with hope.  No wonder we are spotlighting the poems of Ryan, our nation’s Poet Laureate, during April, National Poetry Month.  She is the perfect poet to…
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Money & Careers

Daily Newsmix:As Newspapers Struggle, Women in Forefront; New Boomer Poet Laureate Sneaks Up On You

By Womens Voices for Change
Trying to create the next generation of news: This week was a hard one for the newspaper business, with layoffs from L.A. to Boston. In the eye of the storm, from opposite sides of the revolving door, were  newly-departed Chicago Tribune editor Anne-Marie Lipinski and Katherine Weymouth, who last month succeeded her grandmother Katherine Graham as publisher of the Washington…
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