Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Scanning Kay Ryan …

… Something Wild. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

It is fair to say that the remarkable Ryan is an acquired taste. The building blocks of her brief poems are not lines or stanzas, but declarative sentences beginning with a subject and an active verb. Most of her poems have two to six of these sentences fragmented into the type of brief lines popularized by Robert Creeley.
I am happy to have gone on record that, for me, reading Kay Ryan was love at first sight.

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