Collection: Writing Under the Influence of Kay Ryan

I don’t remember which Kay Ryan poem I read first, but each one struck me with their scope. With diamond density, Ryan concentrates universal experiences into everyday moments, many of which we’ve lived but overlooked. That expansion/contraction pattern, coupled with her masterful use of internal rhyme and rhythm (the etymological parallels between which I’m just now noticing), are the cornerstones of her work I attempted to chisel out and use in my own poems here.

Click read Paired Things, one of my personal favorites by Kay Ryan.

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