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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


Damon Galgut, The Lover

Maile Meloy, Liliana  Full Text

Padgett Powell, The Interrogative Mood


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


David Baker, Four Poems

D. Nurkse, Three Poems

Kay Ryan, Five Poems


Vijay Balakrishnan, Dwaraka by E-mail


Corey Arnold, Fish-Work


Ezra Pound, Ezrologie