Thank goodness Dianne Borsenik grabbed my camera and captured this shot of U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan signing my copy of her new book The Best of It: New and Selected Poems at the Cleveland Public Library’s Louis Stokes Wing auditorium yesterday.  I was a bit bashful with the camera that day.  Admittedly, I was largely unacquainted with Kay Ryan’s work until a friend loaned me a copy of one of her books a few weeks ago.  But now I’m a huge fan — of her, of her poetry, and especially of her poetic ethos.  I hope to write more about this in the near future.

I also filmed her entire reading and hope to have at least a short clip of it online as soon as possible.

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