Talk:Kay Ryan

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Missing information in this article[edit]

If you happen to know the following, please add the information to this article.

1. For which poem did she receive the Union League Award in 2000?

Ryan as essayist/reviewer[edit]

The article should include some indication of Ryan's published work as a reviewer and essayist. She reviewed Marianne Moore's letters, which tends to support the affinity noted by some of the reviewers of Ryan's poetry. She's published a number of essays in Poetry. There's a useful collection of web links at the Poem Hunter website.EAS 12:21, 31 October 2006 (UTC)

Additional links about Ryan's poetry[edit]

Here are some links taken from the Gale "Contemporary Authors Online" article on Ryan. Many of these are not available without subscription or a charge.

  • BOOKS

Directory of American Poets and Fiction Writers, Poets & Writers (New York, NY), 1997-98.

  • PERIODICALS

Strangely Marked Metal
Choice, December, 1985, R. Whitman, review of Strangely Marked Metal, p. 606.

Flamingo Watching
Yale Review, Vol. 83 (July, 1995), George Bradley, review of Flamingo Watching, p. 170.
Library Journal, August, 1994, Christine Stenstrom, review of Flamingo Watching, p. 91. Not unperceptive, but lists the volume as "not recommended".

Elephant Rocks
Antioch Review, fall, 1996, Daniel McGuiness, review of Elephant Rocks, p. 496.
Booklist, April 1, 1996, Elizabeth Millard, review of Elephant Rocks, p. 1340.
New Yorker, December 16, 1996, Benoit van Innis, review of Elephant Rocks, p. 108.
Poetry, May, 1997, Andrew Frisardi, review of Elephant Rocks, p. 101;
Publishers Weekly, March 18, 1996, review of Elephant Rocks, p. 67;

Say Uncle
Atlantic Monthly, October, 2000, Peter Davison, review of Say Uncle, p. 136.
Georgia Review, fall, 2000, Paul Lake, review of Say Uncle, p. 584.
Library Journal, February 1, 2001, Ann K. van Buren, review of Say Uncle, p. 100.
Poetry, May, 2001, David Yezzi, review of Say Uncle, p. 103.
Publishers Weekly, July 24, 2000, review of Say Uncle, p. 82.
Yale Review, April, 2001, Rachel Hadas, review of Say Uncle, p. 170.

The Niagara River

OTHER
Entertainment Weekly, June 29, 2001, "Books: The It List," p. 90.
Salon.com, http://www.salonmag.com/ (September 15, 2001).

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Easchiff (talkcontribs) 03:54, 14 January 2007 (UTC).

External links[edit]

I just pruned the external links section to comply with our external links guideline. The following didn't belong in the section, but they constitute reliable sources so anybody interested in expanding this article may use them as references.

ThemFromSpace 09:41, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Picture[edit]

Is there any way we can get the main picture for Kay Ryan changed? I was lucky enough to speak to Ms. Ryan and she bemoaned her unflattering picture on Wikipedia; I have to agree with her. I added the second photo on the lower-half of the page, but it was removed from being the heading photo, for reasons I am not completely clear on. Either way, I'd say a sprucing up of that image would be helpful. Thebaitgoat (talk) 03:12, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

To my understanding, portraits with a clear view of the face are preferred for the lead picture. We can add more pictures as long as they have the right licence. If Ryan wants to add one of her own she is more than welcome. She can upload one at the Wikimedia Commons, understanding that she would be releasing rights to use of the photo. For what it's worth, I think the pic given is a flattering portrait. Could be much worse. Span (talk) 13:20, 28 October 2013 (UTC)