Cut Out For It

By Kay Ryan b. 1945 Kay Ryan
Cut out
as a horse
is cut
from the   
pack. Peeled
off, but
a long time
back. Now
such a feeling
for the way
they touch
and shift
as one, the
beauty when
they run.

Source: Poetry (January 2008).

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This poem originally appeared in the January 2008 issue of Poetry magazine

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 Kay  Ryan

Biography

Born in California in 1945 and acknowledged as one of the most original voices in the contemporary landscape, Kay Ryan is the author of several books of poetry, including Flamingo Watching (2006), The Niagara River (2005), and Say Uncle (2000). Her book The Best of It: New and Selected Poems (2010) won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Ryan's tightly compressed, rhythmically dense poetry is often compared to that of Emily . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Arts & Sciences

POET’S REGION U.S., Western

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