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Kay Ryan, an openly lesbian poet, has been named the new poet laureate. From the Atlantic's archives, one of her poems:

"Hailstorm"

Like a storm
of hornets, the
little white planets
layer and relayer
as they whip around
in their high orbits,
getting more and
more dense before
they crash against
our crust. A maelstrom
of ferocious little
fists and punches,
so hard to believe
once it's past.

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