Every Book (of Poetry) by Kay Ryan
a book list by Leah Smith, librarian and avid reader
Kay Ryan is the 16th (2008-2009) Poet Laureate for the United States of America. Her poems have been published in such diverse places as The New Yorker, The American Scholar and on the New York City Subway System. The Poetry Foundation's website has characterized Ryan's poems as follows: "Like Emily Dickinson and Marianne Moore before her, Ryan delights in quirks of logic and language and teases poetry out of the most unlikely places.” Her poems are generally short, but full of a dichotomy of lightness and seriousness, of sly word play and internal rhymes.
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About Leah Smith
Leah lives near Washington D.C. and is an obsessive list maker. She loves lists so much that she creates topical bibliographies -- for fun. She also collects volvelles, nutcrackers, unusual names and map hankies. She talks about books and many other things on her blog, Fig Newtons and Scotch.
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