TITLE: Kay Ryan: 2008 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Kay Ryan
EVENT DATE: 09/27/2008
RUNNING TIME: 63 minutes
Kay Ryan, Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-2009, speaks at the National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Kay Ryan, the Library of Congress's 16th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-2009, has written six books of poetry, plus a limited-edition artist's book, along with a number of essays. Her books include "Say Uncle" (2000) and "The Niagara River" (Grove Press, 2005). She is the recipient of several awards, including the Gold Medal for poetry (2005) from the San Francisco Commonwealth Club, the Poetry Foundation's Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize (2004) and four Pushcart Prizes. She has been selected in four different years for inclusion in the annual volumes of the Best American Poetry and has been a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets since 2006. She lives in Fairfax, Calif.
SERIES: National Book Festival 2008