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April 15, 2010
Washington, DC

 

U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan signs books for fans after her reading in the NEA Poetry and Prose Pavilion at the 2009 National Book Festival. Photo by Tom Roster

What does U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan think about when she has quiet time? The answer will definitely surprise you! Listen in as the nation's top poet chats with the NEA's Josephine Reed in the inaugural edition of Art Works podcasts (below is an excerpt from the podcast of Ryan reading ?A Certain Kind of Eden?). A new, free podcast will be released each Thursday featuring one-on-one interviews with everyone from NEA Jazz Masters to leading arts experts to National Medal of Arts winners and more. Check the Art Works blog on Thursday afternoons to find out what's new, or visit the NEA's media library to browse NEA audio and video selections.

Kay Ryan reading ?A Certain Kind of Eden? [1:07]

[audio:http://artworks.arts.gov/wp-content/uploads/KayRyan-blog.mp3]

[transcript] [complete podcast]

And stay tuned for next week's Art Works podcast: A Conversation with NEA Jazz Master Hank Jones.

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