Spring 2011 Lamont Poet Revealed

Poet Laureate Kay Ryan (Library of Congress/Abby Brack photo)

Kay Ryan, the 2008-2010 U.S. Poet Laureate, will be the Spring 2011 Lamont Poet. She’ll be on campus on Wednesday, April 27th to give a reading in the Assembly Hall at 7:30pm. The event will be free and open to the public.

The following bio was taken from the Library of Congress website devoted to Poet Laureates:

Kay Ryan was born in 1945 in San Jose, California, and grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and the Mojave Desert. For more than 30 years, she taught remedial English at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. Ryan’s poems are known for their brevity, wit, and frequent use of slant and internal rhymes.

You can read the full entry here.