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Put Poetry’s Nose Back On: A Discussion with Kay Ryan [Kay Ryan]

Poetry got so tired of being conflated with “rhyme” that it completely gave rhyme up for a number of decades in the twentieth century to prove it could do without it. But that was cutting off Poetry’s nose to spite its face, maintains Kay Ryan. She would like to put Poetry’s nose back on, though maybe a slightly different nose in a different spot. Ryan will bring examples of some of her favorite rhyming poems to class for discussion. The class is invited to bring favorite examples also.