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Kay Ryan, a Laureate Worth Lauding
New York Sun  |  July 18, 2008
Excerpt: Yesterday's announcement from the Library of Congress that Kay Ryan will be the country's next poet laureate is a cause for celebration. In part, this is because Ms. Ryan is an excellent poet, and in poetry it is rarer than it should be for merit and ...

Kay Ryan To Be Named Poet Laureate
New York Sun  |  July 17, 2008
Excerpt: Kay Ryan will be named the nation's next poet laureate today by the librarian of Congress, James Billington, the New York Times reported tonight. A Californian, Ms. Ryan, 62, is known for her short, playful poems, for which she has won the 2004 Ruth ...

Wilderness
New York Sun  |  February 27, 2008
Excerpt: What is exile? What is home? Rumpled bright city, stacked newspapers, parched earth blossoming reeds. This morning I learned how they found bread in the wilderness. It will take effort; it will take prayer. What is the difference between hidden ...

Final Exam
New York Sun  |  December 26, 2007
Excerpt: Thirty-seven heads bend over paper while thirty-seven hands scrawl hectic text. The sprawl of pages on the tables covers the spreading fear of being incorrect. One by one, the students raise their eyes to see which cracking beam might have the ...

The Mail
New York Sun  |  December 19, 2007
Excerpt: The cock's tail, cocked up, enameled so the red flag on the steel mailbox standing sentry by our stone wall, the mail waiting to be pulled out like an egg. Neighbors kept hens; ours waited for mail. Father had taken to country ways, the gentleman ...

AAA Vacation Guide
New York Sun  |  June 27, 2007
Excerpt: "Philadelphia isn't as bad as Philadelphians say it is." Action Philadelphia billboard on Interstate 95, photograph taken circa 1975 Paris in the spring, Autumn in New York, Singers pair a city with a season As though it belonged to it all year ...

Strolling Through Hell At a Distance
New York Sun  |  June 7, 2006
Excerpt: Seamus Heaney's latest collection, "District and Circle" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 78 pages, $20), is extraordinary. From first poem to last, the poet follows a trail of confusion and uncertainty to a final vision of renewal, love, and childlike ...

April's Verses
New York Sun  |  April 14, 2006
Excerpt: It's that time of year again: Like IRS payments and hay fever, every April brings National Poetry Month, when the city is filled with readings and the bookstores with new poetry titles. This year, April brings collections from some of America's ...

Millay's New York, From 'First Fig' to Raspberry Jam
New York Sun  |  August 16, 2005
Excerpt: When Edna St. Vincent Millay was a teenager in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, she impressed her peers with the sharp intelligence that would later help make her famous far beyond her hometown. As one former classmate said, "She hadn't learned, ...

April Flowers
New York Sun  |  April 1, 2005
Excerpt: National Poetry Month has made April the best time to look in bookstores for the new work of both novice and established poets. In the former category, this year, comes "The Incentive of the Maggot" (Mariner Books, 80 pages, $12), Ron Slate's debut ...