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Poet Kay Ryan Explores Love, Loss & the Passing of Time in "Erratic Facts"

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Poet Kay Ryan built her career out of writing simple, clean lines free of flourishes and fanfare. She self-published her first book at the age of 40 before being named U.S. Poet Laureate 25 years later. The Marin resident and Pulitzer Prize winner talks about her new collection, "Erratic Facts," and where she finds inspiration.


Kay Ryan, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet & MacArthur fellow; former U.S. poet laureate; author most-recently of "Erratic Facts"