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The Paris Review No. 187, Winter 2008

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An interview with poet laureate Kay Ryan: “I think extravagance in your life takes energy from the possible extravagances of your mind.”

New fiction by Damon Galgut, Maile Meloy, and Padgett Powell.

Vijay Balakrishnan recalls his ancestral home in Tamil Nadu.

Poetry portfolios from David Baker and D. Nurkse.

Plus, five poems by Kay Ryan and photographs from Alaska and Norway by Corey Arnold.

Table of Contents

Fiction

Damon Galgut, The Lover

Maile Meloy, Liliana  Full Text

Padgett Powell, The Interrogative Mood

Interview

Kay Ryan, The Art of Poetry No. 94  Full Text

Poetry

David Baker, Four Poems

D. Nurkse, Three Poems

Kay Ryan, Five Poems

Memoir

Vijay Balakrishnan, Dwaraka by E-mail

Photographs

Corey Arnold, Fish-Work

Document

Ezra Pound, Ezrologie