Kay Ryan came into office as an “unlikely” poet laureate, she has said, living a quiet life in California, working away on her refined, compact verse. Now in her second term as the 16th U.S. poet laureate, she has decided on a project to share with the nation.
In a new book called ‘Imagination First,’ co-authors Eric Liu and Scott Noppe-Brandon argue that we — individuals and society — could badly use some imaginative thinking about the imagination.
In other news, a bombing in Kabul killed at least six Italian soldiers and 10 Afghan civilians, while a government panel in Afghanistan determined a NATO airstrike killed 30 civilians earlier this month. Continue reading