Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Biggest Small Poems Going . . .

A review of Kay Ryan's The Niagra River in the NY Times Book Review.

"A Kay Ryan poem is maybe an inch wide, rarely wanders onto a second page, and works in one or two muted colors at most. Rather than raise a righteous old hullabaloo, a Ryan poem sticks the reader with a little jab of smarts and then pulls back as fast as a doctor's hypodermic."

2 comments:

Esther's Writing Works said...

Peter

Thanks for this link!

Esther

jenni said...

I like Kay Ryan. Sort of fragmentish, yet yes, ouch!