U.S. Poet Laureates

Kay Ryan
2008 to 2010

Information about Kay Ryan's life and work can be found at the Library of Congress website, and a short selection of her work can be found below.

Kay Brown
Photo by Christina Koci Hernandez

The Niagara River

Say Uncle

Elephant Rocks

 

The Best of It


 

Past women U.S. Poets Laureate

The pictures link to more information about each writer, and book selections are linked below.

Louise Gluck
Louise Gluck
2003-2004

A Village Life
Rita Dove
Rita Dove
1993-1995

Sonata Mulattica
Mona Van Duyn

Mona Van Duyn
1992-1993

Selected Poems
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks
1985-1986

Selected Poems
Maxine Kumin

Maxine Kumin
1981-1982

Still to Mow