Kay Ryan at KRCC

This past week, former US Poet Laureate Kay Ryan was awarded one of the prestigious MacArthur “Genius” grants. We interviewed Ryan two years ago when she was here at Colorado College to read and lecture. She read poems, talked about why rhyme still matters and what it is that poems do when you read them.

Please enjoy this 18-minute interview below by either right-clicking on the link to download or clicking the play button on the streaming player.

If you’d like to read more of Kay Ryan’s poems, you can find a good selection HERE.

Kay Ryan Interview

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2 Responses to Our Interview with MacArthur Genius Grant Winner Kay Ryan

  1. Mary says:

    What an interesting person. She has a lovely radio voice as well. Enjoyed the interview.
    My aunt was a poet, she really taught me an appreciation for poems – rhyming and not. I like Kate’s approach to rhyming – a soft alliteration more than a strict rhyme.


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