Former National Poet Laureate of the United States Kay Ryan presents a reading of her poetry, both old and new, and discusses it with her audience in room 131 of SMU's Dedman Life Sciences Building. In addition to serving as the nation's 16th Poet Laureate from 2008-2010, Ryan has won a Pulitzer Prize and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2001 -- a prestigious distinction.
The event is cohosted by SMU English Professor Willard Spiegelman, the SMU Department of English and the Gilbert Lecture Series.
Thursday, Feb. 25
Reception: 6-6:30 p.m.
Poetry reading: 6:30 p.m.