Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan was born in California in 1945 and is the author of several books of poetry, including Say Uncle (2000), The Niagara River (2005) and The Best of It: New and Selected Poems (2011), which won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Her other awards include a Maurice English Poetry Award, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006 and appointed United States Poet Laureate from 2008-2010.

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