Kay Ryan

About Kay Ryan Former United States Poet Laureate who received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for a 2010 collection entitled The Best of It. Her other poetic works include The Niagara River, Elephant Rocks, and Flamingo Watching. Early life She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from the University of California, Los […]

Evelyn Lau

About Evelyn Lau Chinese-Canadian poet, author, and 2011 Poet Laureate of the city of Vancouver. Her award-winning poetry collections include You are Not Who You Claim, Oedipal Dreams, and Living Under Plastic. Early life She ran away from home at age fourteen and suffered through a period of homelessness, drug addiction, and prostitution. Trivia Her […]

Gwen Harwood

About Gwen Harwood Renowned Australian poet and librettist known for The Present Tense and other poetry collections. Her numerous literary honors include the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry and the Patrick White Award. Early life She studied to be a musician and also worked for a time as a typist. She published her debut poetry collection in […]

Gwen Davis

About Gwen Davis American author whose more than a dozen novels include West of Paradise, The Motherland, and Silk Lady. The Pretenders, published in 1969, was an instant bestseller. Early life She studied creative writing at Stanford University. She published her debut work, Naked in Babylon, in 1960. Trivia She was sued by California psychologist […]