Thu 22 May 2008, The Independent

Queen is asked to appoint first female Poet Laureate after 22 men in 340 years

By Arifa Akbar
Ever since the Royal household crowned John Dryden as the first Poet Laureate in 1668, the honour has been bestowed on men of letters from William Wordsworth to Ted Hughes. No woman has ever held the position.
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