John Murillo, on becoming a poet and Up Jump the Boogie

Our discussion of John Murillo’s Up Jump the Boogie is coming up soon — October 12 at New England College. Let me know if you have favorite poems from the book that you’d especially like to discuss. And in the meantime, enjoy a wonderful radio interview Rachelle Cruz did with Murillo on the The Blood-Jet Writing Hour back in 2010.

 

© 2011 Martha Carlson-Bradley

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Articles and Interviews: Kay Ryan

Here are some articles about / interviews with Kay Ryan. The two marked with an asterisk are ones I’ve added to the list I handed out at the Book Club for Poets discussion on July 13:

Academy of American Poets. “Kay Ryan” (bio, with sample poems, including audio). www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/352.

Academy of American Poets. “Poets Forum 2010 Highlight: Discussion Panels.” www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/21992.

Birkerts, Sven. “Clarity and Obscurity in Poetry.” Academy of American Poets. www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/20443.

*Fay, Sarah. “Kay Ryan, The Art of Poetry No. 94.” Paris Review (Winter 2008). www.theparisreview.org/interviews/5889/the-art-of-poetry-no-94-kay-ryan.

Garner, Dwight. “Stealthy Insights amid Short Phrases,” New York Times, March 4, 2010,  www.nytimes.com/2010/03/05/books/05book.html.

*Gioia, Dana. “Discovering Kay Ryan.” Dark Horse 7 (Winter 1998–99). www.danagioia.net/essays/eryan.htm.

Halstead, Richard. “Kay Ryan Rises to the Top despite Her Refusal to Compromise.” Marin Independent Journal. September 23, 2007. www.marinij.com/ci_6975060.

“Kay Ryan: The Best of It.” Fanzine. March 2, 2010. www.thefanzine.com/articles/poetry/417/kay_ryan_the_best_of_it/4.

Miller, Laura. “Kay Ryan,” part of the “Poetry for the Rest of Us” series, Salon.com, www.salon.com/weekly/ryan.html.

Poetry Foundation, “Kay Ryan” (bio, with sample poems, including audio). www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/kay-ryan.

Tracy, D. H. “Eight Takes: Swann, Rogers, Brock, Howard, Nelson, Logan, Ryan, Stevenson.”  Poetry Foundation.  www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/article/178089.

 

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