Saturday, May 7, 2011

Award Winner...

As usual with poets, I have read very few, but I need to check out this book—The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by poet laureate Kay Ryan, winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize in poetry.


Kay Ryan’s recent appointment as the Library of Congress’s sixteenth poet laureate is just the latest in an amazing array of accolades for this wonderfully accessible, widely loved poet. Salon has compared her poems to “Fabergé eggs, tiny, ingenious devices that inevitably conceal some hidden wonder.” The two hundred poems in Ryan’s The Best of It offer a stunning retrospective of her work, as well as a swath of never-before-published poems & all of which are sure to appeal equally to longtime fans and general readers.