Poet Kay Ryan was among the Pulitzer Prize winners announced today.

Listen to Stephanie Martin’s 2008 interview with Ryan, after she was named U.S. Poet Laureate, and you’ll hear her reading her poem “Things Shouldn’t Be So Hard.”

Listen to more of Ryan’s poems read by the author:

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks writes mostly on film for KQED Arts. He is also an online editor and writer for KQED's daily news blog, News Fix. Jon is a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S.

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