Former U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan was recovering in a Marin rehabilitation hospital on Saturday from injuries suffered while riding her bicycle near her home in Fairfax.

The Pulitzer Prize winner has a fractured hip socket, broken ribs, one of which punctured a lung, a broken clavicle and a head injury.

"She is doing pretty well, under the circumstances, and has all of her wits about her," said Sydney Goldstein, acting as her spokesperson. Another friend said she's sore, but in good spirits.

The 68-year-old poet and educator was riding her bicycle on the morning of Jan. 13 when she and a car collided on Broadway in downtown Fairfax, just east of Bolinas Road, police reported. The crash is under investigation. Ryan was the 16th U.S. Poet Laureate, serving from 2008 to 2010.

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