John Ashbery and Ron Padgett on the works of Pierre Reverdy

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Haunted House (Ashbery; Black Square Editions); Prose Poems (Padgett; Black Square Editions)

The haunted, lonely prose-poetry of Pierre Reverdy has attracted many translators. Here, two of America's most extraordinary poets read and discuss their translations, prose-poetry in general, and the peculiar, eerie poetry of the great



  • John Ashbery - 2011 National Book Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award-winner
  • Ron Padgett - poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator