In the citation accompanying Kay's recent award of the prestigious Ruth Lilly Prize, Christine Wiman wrote: "Kay Ryan can take any subject and make it her own. Her poems-which combine extreme concision and formal expertise with broad subjects and deep feeling-could never be mistaken for anyone else's. Her work has the kind of singularity and sustained integrity that are very, very rare.... It's always a dicey business predicting the literary future...[but] for this reader, these poems feel as if there were built to last, ...

The Niagara River 2005, Grove/Atlantic, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802142221

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