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The Perfect Girlfriend hK before but never to this extent Ryan s a pretty private writer in a lot of ways yet this collection is intensely personal especially near the end It s a powerful piece of carpentry that tries to carve something out of an impossible subject Highlights Fizz Fool s Errands Venice Almost Ryan s an original but as I was reading this I kept thinking about why I associateer often with Dickinson both write very succinct poems and My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel have a strong penchant for assertive declarative sentences that can sound likeomilies But really their similarities end right about there Dickinson is much dramatic I felt a funeral in my brain or Dare you see the soul at the white Moving Targets (Spider Shepherd: SAS Book 2) heat I can t imagine such drama from Ryan Ryan is decidedly much at a remove iner poems almost clinical making ROMANCE heromilies much Chosen for Greatness homely Ater best she s very wise but understated at Eyes off the Prize The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights 19441955 her worst she s wise guy than wise But all in all I really enjoy almost anything Ryan writes she s thinking deeply but not in an ostentatious theory meets poetry type of way that usually gets the lion s share of critical attention Who else can come up with a uiet profound little gem like the following The First of Never by Kay RyanNever dawnsas thoughit were a dayand risesOur day sensesays a daycan be out waitedSo we waitThat s theonly kindof timewe ve ever knownit should begetting late she should begettingome Good stuff Now that I ve read it all once I m set to go through and read these poems over and over Maybe I ll memorize some I bet they ll be fun to recite to myself and supposedly it s good for the old brain to get that kind of exercise Anyway Kay Ryan is great and I m glad I came across this on the featured poetry shelf in the Worthington Public Library Kay Ryan is a poet like no other Her seemingly simple short poems are small mechanisms of grace and pith She makes me want to be a better poet Still StartAs if engineparts could bewrenched outat random andthe car wouldstill start andsound evenhearts can gowith chambersbroken open I just didn t connect with these poems shrugs I really wasn t a fan of most of these poems but I like this oneAs if engine parts could be wrenched out at random and the car would still start and sound Even Hearts Can Go With hearts can go with broken open I m on record as being a fan of minimalist poetry Just Desserts Here Kay Ryan Is A desserts Rescued by Tordin (Olodian Alien Warrior, here Kay Ryan is a s minimalist And she packs a Pulitzer to boot and as we all know THOSE boots are made for walking Like Twiggy Ryan s poems are short thin affairs with lines typically expiring after two or three most four words Pithy Almost cute With a twist like certain drinks If you re thinking one trick pony I ain t saying a wordStill clever is as clever does I can share a few poems that gave me some enjoyment of a sort Ready setere you *GoShip In A BottleIt Seemsimpossible Not Just *in a BottleIt seemsimpossible not just in abottle butwind and seaThe ship startsto struggle anemergency of thetoo realized werealize We canget it out butnot withoutspilling its worldA The First Mistake hammer tapand they re freeWhich deathwill it belittle sailorsYes going on than meets the eye which I suppose is KR sallmark And lucky Shell Beak Tusk her no one even cares thater line breaks come on articles and conjunctions that are about as important as me En autreToken LossTo the dragonany loss istotal His restis disruptedif a singlejewel encrustedgoblet The Adventurers hasbeen stolenThe circle ofimselfin the nestof Mommy on Board Unspoken Confessions Bride Overboard the Suire's Daughter his goldhas beenbroken Noloss is tokenWhat You want Musical ChairsOnly the one ismusical actuallythe others areordinary mostlyfrom the kitchenNot a peep ofmusic out of themas they are takenfrom rotation Mumchairs tunelessracks dumbsticksnext to theescalating operaticravishmentsof banishmentsung to the childrenby the one chairabsentAs you might imagine 63 pages of that goes uickly But I found myself browsing in other books to break it up and I think Kay owes me thanks for that Her small work is better in small dose. Tas characterized Commodity Conversations her singular voice over the course of than 20 yearser mind is sharper than ever Effective Academic Writing 3: The Essay her imagination eccentric and daring Erratic Facts solidifies Ryan’s place at the pinnacle of American poetry and proves that she will remain among the leading innovators in literaryistor.

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I like Ryan s Charmed Particles haiku esue sensibilityer poems are longer than Running with the Kenyans haiku but she uses consistently short line lengths and internal rhymes to achieve aaiku s sense of breath brief transience *structure and formal discipline If you Perdido Street Station haven t read Ryan before you might wonder whetherer *and formal discipline If you aven t read Ryan before you might wonder whether er of the same formal constraints again and again gets Boring Over Time But Strangely over time but strangely doesn t no than Basho s repeated use of the 5 7 5 form doesIn poems so short so exposed it d be difficult to Duty hide any fact fudging any unearned pretension poems shaped like these seem almost constitutionally unable toide a lie any than a clearly written mathematical proof can and this sets the terms for an intensely onest meeting of minds between the writer and the reader In fact I read an interview with Ryan in Poets Writers magazine last year where she tells of ow she discarded a seemingly perfectly good poem she wrote about trees when she realized she Dreamland. Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep had gotten one ofer facts about botany wrong you ve got to respect such rigorous fidelity to an external standard But this anecdote also tells you something else about Ryan s poems ow tightly wedded to a single felicitous concept or idea each poem is such that the poem could be argued to fall apart if the concept doesRyan writes that the poem could be argued to fall apart if the concept doesRyan writes about concepts drawn from science say the chirality of molecules Imagine an inversion as simple as socks putting your and into the toe of yourself and pulling or the mitosis of cells there s no sense that it The Princes Scandalous Wedding Vow hurts but why wouldn t it In which event an organism s asked to put out the burning tent and stay inside with a remarkable purity of attention there are no self conscious declarationsere of the Look at me looking at things kind just the things themselvesBut Ryan also observes ordinary real world things with glorious precision down to the nanosecond the nanometer The first trickleof water downa dry ditch stretcheslike the pawof a cat slightlytucked at the frontRyan slows down mundane moments stretching them out like taffy delicately without letting them snap until they are filled with wonder again But Thru Hiking Will Break Your Heart her poetic gift also letser do the reverse with seemingly eual facility that is speed up time as in Blast a poem about an explosion Thismust Women's Liberation and the African Freedom Struggle haveappenedmany times beforewe must supposeAlmost a pulseif we could speedit upIt s a truly gifted mind that can see a pulse in an explosion that is see a pattern in what seems at first to be an egregious once in a lifetime catastrophe just as clearly as it can see uniue Telecommunications Network Design Algorithms happenings worthy of celebration or mourning in every recurrence of a freuent periodical event I think this isow Ryan earns the license to play fast and loose with abstractions the way she does because in each generality she sees a particularity with color personality and emotional texture Even a pinset on amemory tablefalls throughA bare woodkitchen tablewith suare legskicked yellowand blue frompainted chairspushed infor thirty years Given The Power of the Internet in China her short poemser work is something easily readable in a few days or lessAlong with Richard Wilbur I consider er the best American poet writing today The short pithy nature of the poems understate their immense intellect wit power and beauty A joy to read but I must admit I found this book not up to what I enjoyed in er previous collections Her best work in my opinion were the poems in Say Uncle and The Niagara River I stumbled across this collection at the MLA and I picked it up because the first several poems simply grabbed me I ve been challenging myself to read collections of poetry so that s something I sometimes do pick up a volume and see if it talks to me As a result I don t read any poetry that I don t already like a lot There s so much of it in the world that it seems silly to spend time on something that doesn t talk to youI d never eard of Kay Ryan but as it turns out I m ardly making some deep disco. Kay Ryan a classic American poet John Freeman is acclaimed for Caveman Alien's Trap Caveman Aliens herighly intelligible deeply insightful poems Erratic Facts is The New World Spanish/English, English/Spanish Dictionary (El New World Diccionario espaol/ingls, ingls/espaol) (Spanish and English Edition) her first new collection since the Pulitzer Prize winning The Best of It and it is animated wither signature swift lucid lyrical styleAt once witty and melancholy. Very She s won a Pulitzer and been the US Poet Laureate so there s really nowhere up to go from there That s the nature of 21st Century American poetry I guess even the stars are obscure That makes the broad acknowledgement of Mary Oliver s death so startling most of us simply don t KNOW OUR POETSRYAN S POEMS ARE ALL SHORT SHE our poetsRyan s poems are all short She with a line length well less than a breath and Do Better her workas a zen koan uality to it She boils Takdir: Gundala The Official Movie Adaptation her insights down to such an essence that we ve swallowed them whole before we uite realize it There s a meditative uality in the work but there s also a lot ofumor She s taking IELTS General Training Academic Study Guide her ideas ander poetry seriously but she doesn t seem to be taking the idea of poetry too seriously Most of my favorites are the very first ones Consider for instance New Rooms The mind mustset itself upwherever it goesand it would bemost convenientto impose itsold rooms justtack them uplike an interior tent Oh butthe new Get IELTS Band 9.0 in Academic Writing Task 1 Data, Charts Graphs holesaren t wherethe windows wentI love the brevity of this one but I love as well the way it lingers I think that feeling the sense that after a major change in my life or world I want to get back to a familiar rhythm Instead as she says the newoles aren t where the windows went That tight slanted truth seems almost worthy of Emily Dickinson a truth that we recognize as truth only after she says it Another that prompted me to pick this up is On The Nature of Understanding Say you Public Relations hoped totame somethingwild and stayedcalm and inched upday by day Or evennot tame it butmeet italf wayThings went alongYou made progressunderstandingit would be alengthy processsensing changesin your So What Are You Going to Do with That?: Finding Careers Outside Academia, Third Edition hair and nails So it sstrange when itattacks you thoughtyouad a dealThat too seems to capture a truth I d almost already known I Ugly Child Skylark Child Abuse True Stories Book 3 have that sense of getting locked within myself in the midst of a new project a new attempt at understanding Just because I set myself the task of coming to understand a thing it doesn t mean that I will succeed Ryan reminds me that understandingas to be a conversation a dialogue and one of the great potential errors is to assume that which the other is sayingI can t Hang Loose Without Booze helpaving read this in the context of another book I picked up at the MLA Lee McIntyre s Post Truth a study of the way we Challenges and Findings in Measuring the Behavioral Determinants of Obesity in Children in Europe have reached a point of such contested sense about what it means for something to be true in Trump s America I seeere a playful response to that uncertainty Read within the moment Ryan is showing ow The Mind Pushes Toward mind pushes toward and then pulls away nearly as fast The title poem isn t one of my particular favorites but its title suggests just that point we necessarily perceive the world with expectations but those expectations in their erratic application to the world as it is often lead us into errorShe gets at that same sound of one and clapping insight with an excerpt from Trench Like That The uestionis doesthe sea goexactly backafter a shippasses Isa trench likethat an eventor notThat image simply works for me I ve often wondered at the strangeness of doing a thing that leaves no trace something I did just yesterday when an Tail of the Dragon Collector's Edition: Complete Series, Books 1-10 hour of shoveling snow seemed to matter not at all to the additionalalf inch that CUISINE BORDELAISE, LES GRANDS CLASSIQUES CHAHUTES had fallen behind me as I worked I feel Ryan posing a uestion and I feel compelled to answer it even as I know I can tOther favorites include Token Loss All Your Horses and Why Explain the Precise By Way of the Less Precise I m going to stick this one on the shelf and given the bite sized conundrums it offers so widely I expect I ll pull it down again every so often It s trite to compare Ryan s work to physical craft but it s still like little carvings with intricate details you don t always notice the first time around These poems feel like she s completely mastereder style chock full of inimitable internal rhymes and deployed it in the service of explicating loss a theme that s appeared in La photographie au reflex numrique pour les Nuls, grand format, 6e dition her wor. Playful andeartfelt Ryan examines enormous subjects existence consciousness love loss in compact poems that Paha Mulus dan Indah have immensely powerful resonance Sly rhymes and strong cadences lend remarkable musicality toer incisive wisdom While these pieces are composed of the same brevity and vitality tha.
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