Kay Ryan Reflects on Role as Nation’s Poet Laureate

BY newsdesk  March 25, 2009 at 12:33 PM EST

Known for compact writing and for leading a quiet life, Kay Ryan has taken on a very public role as the nation’s poet laureate. For more than 30 years, she has taught remedial English in Marin County, Calif. Her poems are often praised for their wit and wisdom.

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