Kay Ryan was appointed the Library of Congress’s 16th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry in 2008. Kay Ryan’s poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and other periodicals. The recipient of numerous accolades, including the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she teaches at the College of Marin.
It’s Suddenly Understandable: On Aphorism, Lyric, and Experiment
Stephen Burt explains the poetry of aphorism in the work of contemporary poets Kay Ryan and Andrew Maxwell....