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  • Poetry Everywhere

Poetry Everywhere | "Turtle" by Kay Ryan | PBS

Duration: 01:54

Collection: Poetry Everywhere

Born in California in 1945, Kay Ryan's unique brand of tightly compressed brilliance has earned her the status of one of the great living American poets and led to her appointment as U.S. Poet Laureate in 2008. Maintaining a career outside the mainstream poetry circuit, Ryan teaches remedial English in California's Marin County, where she has lived for the last 30 years.



Post Date: March 22, 2011