. . . 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 Interviews and Profiles at Academy of American Poets, The Christian Science Monitor, Library of Congress, MacArthur Foundation, Poetry Foundation, The Wall Street Journal SpeakEasy Blog, Washington City Paper
Kay Ryan Poems at The New York Times
Dana Gioia, "Discovering Kay Ryan" (Essays)