Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 13, 2011.
Kay Ryan was appointed the Library of Congress’s 16th Poet Laureate in 2008. She has published several collections of poetry, including The Niagara River, Say Uncle, and Flamingo Watching. A re-issue of her 2002 collection, Believe It or Not!, poems inspired by stories from the newspaper cartoon Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, has recently been re-released and re-titled as The Jam Jar Lifeboat & Other Novelties Exposed.
In this episode she is introduced by Atsuro Riley and then reads from her work. The companion Conversation episode may be found here.
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