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The Best of It: New and Selected Poems

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    Best Poetry I have read in a long time!

    Kay Ryan has a wonderful way of taking ordinary, mundane things and exploring them with her word choice. She takes things and changes the ordinary into art. I can't help but smile when I read her poetry!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2011

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    Like Beautiful Marbles.

    Ryan's powerful descriptive voice is on full display in this Pulitzer prize winning collection. Short but evocative poetry.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 25, 2011

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    Highly Recommneded

    This is an excellent anthology of Ms. Ryan's innovative and imaginative work. I am a new reader of Ms. Ryan's work. I wonder how I missed her. The book very much impressed me.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2013

    Fresh, insightful images abound

    Ryan's poems are like a delicious bowl of oatmeal and fruit for breakfast: simple and familiar at first, but with surprise twists, the poems tend to stick with you and nourish you throughout the day. A modern Emily Dickinson, in a slantendicular way. Compare "Success is counted sweetest" with Ryan's "Why We Must Struggle."

    I was a bit ambivalent about eReader formatting and poetry, but this book works perfectlly in an electronic format. I love having this anthology on my Nook so I can turn to one of Ryan's poems in odd free moments. I keep "New Clothes" bookmarked to read in checkout lines.

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