Sunday, June 17, 2012

Thought for the Day

. . . Writing a poem is like knotting a fish net.
You can make the net, but you have to wait
until later to see if it has caught a fish.*
~ Kay Ryan, U.S. Poet Laureate 2008-2010

* Quoted from Kay Ryan Interview at The Paris Review, The Art of Poetry No. 94, Winter 2008

Kay Ryan Poems at The New York Times 

Dana Gioia, "Discovering Kay Ryan" (Essays)

1 comment:

S. Etole said...

I smiled when I read this quote as I had just read your poem. I think you definitely "caught a fish." Always enjoy your poems.