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Carolyn Kizer dies at 89; Pulitzer winner's poems reflected her feminism
Carolyn Kizer dies at 89; Pulitzer winner's poems reflected her feminism

Carolyn Kizer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose sharp wit suffused even her most ardent calls for feminist progress and who declared in one of her best-known pieces, "I will speak about women of letters, for I'm in the racket," has died. She was 89. Kizer's death Thursday at a nursing home in Sonoma, Calif., was caused by the effects of dementia, according to David Rigsbee, her literary executor. One of Kizer's poems was published in the New Yorker when she was 17. However, she never made it into the New Yorker again and started the serious study of poetry only as a newly divorced, 29-year-old mother of three. "It was like a cork coming out of a...

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