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The best of it : new and selected poems, Kay Ryan

Label
The best of it : new and selected poems
Title
The best of it
Title remainder
new and selected poems
Statement of responsibility
Kay Ryan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author is the sixteenth Poet Laureate of the United States from 2008-2010. Here are her own selections of more than two hundred poems, offering both longtime followers and new readers a retrospective of her earlier work as well as a generous selection of new poems
Awards note
  • 2011 Pulitzer Prize for poetry
  • Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 2011.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Ryan, Kay
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3568.Y38
LC item number
B47 2010
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Label
The best of it : new and selected poems, Kay Ryan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • More than 200 poems, selected by the poet
  • Includes index
Contents
  • New poems. Odd blocks -- The edges of time -- Bait goat -- Train-track figure -- We're building the ship as we sail it -- Virga -- Dogleg -- Cloud -- Ledge -- Stations -- Repetition -- The pharaohs -- Pentimenti -- Bitter pill -- Polish and balm -- Retroactive -- Galapago -- Finish -- Shift -- Easter Island -- Cut out for it -- Spiderweb -- Still life with lemons, oranges and a rose -- After Zeno --
  • Flamingo watching 1994. This life -- Extraordinary lengths -- Every painting by Chagall -- The tables freed -- Leaving spaces -- Periphery -- The mock ruin -- Is it modest? -- The things of the world -- Emptiness -- Slant -- Apology -- Vacation -- A certain kind of Eden -- No rest for the idle -- The narrow path -- When fishing fails -- Say it straight -- Glass slippers -- How successful can she afford to be? -- Repetition -- Les natures profondement bonnes sont toujours indecises -- So different -- Half a loaf -- Soft -- Spring -- I marveled at how generally I was aided -- Impersonal -- A certain meanness of culture -- The test we set ourself -- Force -- Miners' canaries -- The hinge of spring -- Deer -- Sheep in wolves' clothing -- Snake charm -- The palm at the end of the mind -- Poetry is a kind of money -- Persiflage -- Masterworks of Ming -- Breast birds -- Paired things -- Osprey -- Turtle --
  • Elephant rocks 1996. Living with stripes -- Doubt -- Mirage oases -- Cirque -- Chemistry -- That vase of lilacs -- Connections -- Dew -- Lacquer artist -- All shall be restored -- Full measure -- Stars of Bethlehems -- Crib -- Bestiary -- How birds sing -- How a thought thinks -- Intention -- If the moon happened once -- New clothes -- Simply by growing larger -- To the young anglerfish -- Crustacean Island -- Imaginary Eskimos -- Outsider art -- Caught -- Les petites confitures -- Why isn't it all more marked -- Witness -- Learning -- Apogee -- Against gravity -- Lacunae -- Intransigence -- Age -- Counsel -- Insult -- Silence -- A cat/a future -- Hope -- Losses -- The cabinet of curiosities -- Her politeness -- Bad patch -- Swept up whole -- Any morning -- Relief -- Part Midas -- The woman who wrote too much -- Sonnet to spring -- A plain ordinary steel needle can float on pure water -- Distance -- The vessel and the cup -- Wooden -- The second -- Heat -- Poetry in translation -- If she only had one minute --
  • Say uncle 2000. Corners -- Star block -- Mockingbird -- A hundred bolts of satin -- The excluded animals -- Blandeur -- Composition -- Patience -- Coming and going -- Nothing ventured -- That will to divest -- Winter fear -- Grazing horses -- Waste -- Forgetting -- The fourth wise man -- Beasts -- Gaps -- The fabric of life -- Help -- The pass -- The pieces that fall to earth -- Don't look back -- It's always darkest just before the dawn -- Blunt -- Diamonds -- Herring -- The silence islands -- Cheshire -- Yeses -- Great thoughts -- Test -- Crown -- Bad day -- Among English verbs -- Lime light -- Why we must struggle -- Drops in the bucket -- The job -- Dutch -- Chemise -- Deferred silence -- Attention -- Failure -- Matrigupta -- Weakness and doubt -- Failure 2 -- Two more, and up goes the donkey -- Water under the bridge -- Your face will stick -- And all becomes as before --
  • The Niagara River 2005. Home to roost -- Carrying a ladder -- Sharks' teeth -- Weak forces -- The elephant in the room -- A ball rolls on a point -- The best of it -- Chinese foot chart -- Shipwreck -- The other shoe -- Atlas -- He lit a fire with icicles -- Rats' tails -- Added significance -- Chop -- Felix crow -- Desert reservoirs -- Hailstorm -- Expectations -- Green hills -- Rubbing lamps -- Tenderness and rot -- Tar babies -- Tired blood -- Theft -- Ideal audience -- Caps -- Thin -- Stardust -- Blue China doorknob -- Salvage -- The light of interiors -- Things shouldn't be so hard -- The past -- Reverse drama -- Fake spots -- Legerdemain -- Hide and seek -- Post-construction -- Least action -- Chart -- No names -- The material -- The well or the cup -- Late justice -- Backward miracle -- Green behind the ears -- Thieves -- Lighthouse keeping -- Tune
Control code
ocn259266586
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 270 p.
Isbn
9780802145215
Lccn
2010398144
System control number
(OCoLC)259266586
Label
The best of it : new and selected poems, Kay Ryan
Publication
Note
  • More than 200 poems, selected by the poet
  • Includes index
Contents
  • New poems. Odd blocks -- The edges of time -- Bait goat -- Train-track figure -- We're building the ship as we sail it -- Virga -- Dogleg -- Cloud -- Ledge -- Stations -- Repetition -- The pharaohs -- Pentimenti -- Bitter pill -- Polish and balm -- Retroactive -- Galapago -- Finish -- Shift -- Easter Island -- Cut out for it -- Spiderweb -- Still life with lemons, oranges and a rose -- After Zeno --
  • Flamingo watching 1994. This life -- Extraordinary lengths -- Every painting by Chagall -- The tables freed -- Leaving spaces -- Periphery -- The mock ruin -- Is it modest? -- The things of the world -- Emptiness -- Slant -- Apology -- Vacation -- A certain kind of Eden -- No rest for the idle -- The narrow path -- When fishing fails -- Say it straight -- Glass slippers -- How successful can she afford to be? -- Repetition -- Les natures profondement bonnes sont toujours indecises -- So different -- Half a loaf -- Soft -- Spring -- I marveled at how generally I was aided -- Impersonal -- A certain meanness of culture -- The test we set ourself -- Force -- Miners' canaries -- The hinge of spring -- Deer -- Sheep in wolves' clothing -- Snake charm -- The palm at the end of the mind -- Poetry is a kind of money -- Persiflage -- Masterworks of Ming -- Breast birds -- Paired things -- Osprey -- Turtle --
  • Elephant rocks 1996. Living with stripes -- Doubt -- Mirage oases -- Cirque -- Chemistry -- That vase of lilacs -- Connections -- Dew -- Lacquer artist -- All shall be restored -- Full measure -- Stars of Bethlehems -- Crib -- Bestiary -- How birds sing -- How a thought thinks -- Intention -- If the moon happened once -- New clothes -- Simply by growing larger -- To the young anglerfish -- Crustacean Island -- Imaginary Eskimos -- Outsider art -- Caught -- Les petites confitures -- Why isn't it all more marked -- Witness -- Learning -- Apogee -- Against gravity -- Lacunae -- Intransigence -- Age -- Counsel -- Insult -- Silence -- A cat/a future -- Hope -- Losses -- The cabinet of curiosities -- Her politeness -- Bad patch -- Swept up whole -- Any morning -- Relief -- Part Midas -- The woman who wrote too much -- Sonnet to spring -- A plain ordinary steel needle can float on pure water -- Distance -- The vessel and the cup -- Wooden -- The second -- Heat -- Poetry in translation -- If she only had one minute --
  • Say uncle 2000. Corners -- Star block -- Mockingbird -- A hundred bolts of satin -- The excluded animals -- Blandeur -- Composition -- Patience -- Coming and going -- Nothing ventured -- That will to divest -- Winter fear -- Grazing horses -- Waste -- Forgetting -- The fourth wise man -- Beasts -- Gaps -- The fabric of life -- Help -- The pass -- The pieces that fall to earth -- Don't look back -- It's always darkest just before the dawn -- Blunt -- Diamonds -- Herring -- The silence islands -- Cheshire -- Yeses -- Great thoughts -- Test -- Crown -- Bad day -- Among English verbs -- Lime light -- Why we must struggle -- Drops in the bucket -- The job -- Dutch -- Chemise -- Deferred silence -- Attention -- Failure -- Matrigupta -- Weakness and doubt -- Failure 2 -- Two more, and up goes the donkey -- Water under the bridge -- Your face will stick -- And all becomes as before --
  • The Niagara River 2005. Home to roost -- Carrying a ladder -- Sharks' teeth -- Weak forces -- The elephant in the room -- A ball rolls on a point -- The best of it -- Chinese foot chart -- Shipwreck -- The other shoe -- Atlas -- He lit a fire with icicles -- Rats' tails -- Added significance -- Chop -- Felix crow -- Desert reservoirs -- Hailstorm -- Expectations -- Green hills -- Rubbing lamps -- Tenderness and rot -- Tar babies -- Tired blood -- Theft -- Ideal audience -- Caps -- Thin -- Stardust -- Blue China doorknob -- Salvage -- The light of interiors -- Things shouldn't be so hard -- The past -- Reverse drama -- Fake spots -- Legerdemain -- Hide and seek -- Post-construction -- Least action -- Chart -- No names -- The material -- The well or the cup -- Late justice -- Backward miracle -- Green behind the ears -- Thieves -- Lighthouse keeping -- Tune
Control code
ocn259266586
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 270 p.
Isbn
9780802145215
Lccn
2010398144
System control number
(OCoLC)259266586

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