Montalvo welcomes the Library of Congress' 16th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry Kay Ryan to its Carriage House Theatre for an evening of poetry readings, a question and answer session, and book signing. Ryan was born in California and obtained multiple degrees from UCLA. She has published several collections of poetry including The Niagara River (Grove Press, 2005); Say Uncle (2000); and Flamingo Watching (1994) that was a finalist for the Lamont Poetry Selection and the Lenore Marshall Prize. Her awards include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, a Guggenheim fellowship, and four Pushcart Prizes, among others. Her work has been selected four times for The Best American Poetry and she was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets in 2006.
While this event is free, reservations are required. Please call the Box Office at 408.961.5858. A donation (minimum $10) at the door is greatly appreciated.
Reception to follow for Poetry Center San Jose and Montalvo Arts Center members.
This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James lrvine Foundation and by the Mary Lou and Jack Taylor Literary Endowment Fund.
- Learn more about Ryan's writing style and views on the art of poetry.