Kay Ryan with Atsuro Riley


photo of Kay Ryan with Atsuro Riley
Kay Ryan

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...

Kay Ryan full bio


photo of Kay Ryan with Atsuro Riley
Atsuro Riley

Atsuro Riley is the author of Romey’s Order, published in 2010 by the University of Chicago Press. His heavily stressed, percussive, consonant-rich, free-verse poems conjure up the elemental images...

Atsuro Riley full bio


About this Event

Kay Ryan: The Best Of It (book cover)

There are thieves
in the mind, their
dens in places
we’d prefer
not to know.

From “Thieves” in Ryan’s The Best of It

Photos from this event are available on Flickr.


Audio from this Event

Kay Ryan read from her work, then joined in conversation with Atsuro Riley | Duration: 1:29:14

Video from this Event

Kay Ryan was introduced by Atsuro Riley, then read from her work.

Kay Ryan in conversation with Atsuro Riley


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