Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan was born in 1945 in California and since 1971 has lived in Marin County. Her previous collections include The Niagara River (2005), Say Uncle (2000), Elephant Rocks (1996) and Flamingo Watching (1994). Ryan's awards include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Yale Review and The Paris Review. In 2008 she was appointed the sixteenth Poet Laureate...See more