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Speaker: Kay Ryan
Event Date: September 27, 2008
Running Time: 01:55

Description:
Kay Ryan wants to personalize the reading experience.

“Reading is embattled at this moment in our history.”

Speaker Biography:
Kay Ryan was Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-2010. The position is chosen annually by the Librarian of Congress. Ryan’s publications include “The Niagara River” (2005), “Say Uncle” (2000), “Elephant Rocks” (1996), “Flamingo Watching” (1994), “Strangely Marked Metal” (1985) “Dragon Acts to Dragon Ends” (1983) and “The Jam Jar Lifeboat (2008). Her many awards include the 2005 Gold Medal for Poetry from the San Francisco Commonwealth Club and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize from the Poetry Foundation.