Dennis Ryan

Dennis Ryan

Wellsville, New York
Dennis Ryan
Wellsville, New York
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Dennis Joseph Ryan is a former university English professor having worked at universities in Japan and the United States, and at a high school in Freeport, Bahamas when he first began teaching in 1976. He speaks Japanese, and sometimes Japanese words and Chinese characters enter into his poems. He began publishing poems while in graduate school i ...
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America, Culture Of Silent Fear
Tuesday evening, January 15,2019 at 9: 10 p.m.

'Your silence will not protect you.'
- Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
Telling The Plain Truth
"An honest tale speeds best being plainly told."
-Queen Elizabeth speaking in William Shakespeare's RICHARD III

August 25,2006
The Poem Behind The Poem
March 27,2006

Poems always exist behind poems
whether we realize it or not,
Written After Translating Basho's "Tsuki Wa Aredo"
Friday afternoon March 29,2019 at 12: 11 p.m.

It seems natural to sense
something or someone missing,
April 29,2005

'I understand what Carolin [Emcke] meant about victims of violence and trauma experiencing solitude.'
- Svetlana Alexievich during an interview on Book tv, C-Span 2, recorded April 25,2005


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