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WWBA Curator & Historian
(1940 – 2020)
Richard Ryan, the longtime curator at the Walt Whitman Birthplace whose research helped preserve the poet’s Long Island legacy, died on Dec. 13. Ryan joined the Walt Whitman Birthplace in 1987 serving as curator for the Huntington museum and literary center for the poet and onetime schoolteacher.
"He was basically the institutional memory for the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association," said the center's executive director, Cynthia Shor. Genevieve Ryan said "My husband was a very simple man and Walt Whitman was intricate but also believed in the simple things in life. He was just intrigued by the style of Walt Whitman and the way he led his life."
Read More about Richard Ryan: Newsday
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Corona: An Anthology Of Poems
Corona: An Anthology of Poems, edited by Gayl Teller is now available for purchase.
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