Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Kay Ryan reads "Is It Modest?" in Cleveland

U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan reads her poem "Is It Modest?" during the Cleveland Public Library's Writers & Readers Series at the Louis Stokes Wing auditorium on Sunday 18 April 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. This amateur video by John Burroughs, a.k.a. Jesus Crisis, is posted for educational purposes only. "Is It Modest?" comes from Kay Ryan's 2010 book The Best of It: New and Selected Poems (published by Grove Press).

For a schedule of upcoming Writers & Readers events hosted by the Cleveland Public Library, please visit http://writersandreaders.cpl.org.

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Shelley Chernin said...

Thanks for posting this, John. I enjoyed hearing her again.

John B. Burroughs said...

You're welcome, Shelley! I'd love to post her entire reading online. But the rules are nebulous and I don't want to infringe on Kay's, her publisher's or the library's rights.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau