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  • Poet Laureate Kay Ryan Opens the 2008 Literary Season

    The Library of Congress fall literary season opened on Oct. 16 with a reading by Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Kay Ryan.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-10-16
  • Community College Poetry Project Launch

    Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, at a reading to open the literary season, announces a national poetry project that embraces community colleges through an online poetry page "Poetry for the Mind's Joy" and a poetry-writing contest. The project, in conjunction with the Community College Humanities Association, also designates April 1 as National Poetry Day on Community College Campuses.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-10-21
  • Poet Laureate Kay Ryan's Farewell Reading

    Poet Laureate Kay Ryan concludes her second and final term as Poet Laureate at the Library of Congress with a reading from her newest volume of poetry "The Best of It: New and Selected Poems," published in March 2010. During Ryan's highly successful two-year tenure as the 16th Poet Laureate of the United States, she launched "Poetry for the Mind's Joy," a project that ...

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2010-05-20
  • Kay Ryan: 2009 National Book Festival

    U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan appears at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-09-26
  • U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan Closes Library of Congress Literary Season

    U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan concludes the Library of Congress 2008-2009 literary season with a poetry reading in the historic Coolidge Auditorium, where past consultants/laureates -- such as Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Hayden -- have read.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2009-05-07
  • Kay Ryan: 2008 National Book Festival

    Kay Ryan, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-2009, speaks at the National Book Festival.

    • Contributor: Ryan, Kay
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2008-09-27