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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.
Event Date
October 21, 2009
-  Poet Kay Ryan was appointed as the Library of Congress's 16th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2008-2009. She has written six books of poetry, plus a limited edition artist's book, along with a number of essays. Her books include: "Dragon Acts to Dragon Ends" (1983), and "The Niagra River" (2005). Ryan's awards include the Gold Medal for poetry, 2005, from the San Francisco Commonwealth Club; the Ruth Lily Poetry Prize from The Poetry Foundation in 2004; and four Pushcart Prizes. Ryan has been selected four different years for the annual volumes of the Best American Poetry.
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59 minutes 48 seconds
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