Kay Ryan

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Birthday
21, 1945
Birthplace
San Jose, CA
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
San Jose, CA

About

Former United States Poet Laureate who received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for a 2010 collection entitled The Best of It. Her other poetic works include The Niagara River, Elephant Rocks, and Flamingo Watching.

Before Fame

She received both her bachelor's and master's degrees in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Trivia

Her poetry is known for being both succinct and highly introspective.

Family Life

Her partner, Carol Adair, died in 2009.

Associated With

She received a 2012 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama.