Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kay Ryan reads "Miners' Canaries" at CPL

Here's a second clip of U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan reading in Cleveland this year. To see the first, "Is It Modest?," click here.

Kay Ryan's reading occurred during the Cleveland Public Library's Writers & Readers Series at the Louis Stokes Wing auditorium on Sunday 18 April 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio — amateur video by John Burroughs, a.k.a. Jesus Crisis, posted for educational purposes only. "Miners' Canaries" comes from Kay Ryan's 2010 book The Best of It: New and Selected Poems (published by Grove Press).

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Shelley Chernin said...

Thank you so much for posting more video of Kay Ryan. She gave such an amazing reading. I'm glad for the opportunity to relive a bit of it.

John B. Burroughs said...

You're welcome!


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