WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says he has appointed Kay Ryan to serve a second term as U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry.
"Kay has been an uplifting presence as Laureate during the past year, and her poetry continues to awe and delight readers," Billington said in a statement. "In her appearances at the Library, Kay has captivated audiences with her fresh insights into the beauty, power and importance of poetry. We are looking forward to her announcement this fall of a project she hopes to establish, and we are glad she is available to serve in this important position in 2009-2010."