Ron Padgett

poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator

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Ron Padgett is an American poet, essayist, fiction writer and translator.

Ron Padgett on KCRW

Poet Ron Padgett reveals that in the 1960s, he found a dusty novel in a Manhattan bookstore.

Ron Padgett: Motor Maids across the Continent

Poet Ron Padgett reveals that in the 1960s, he found a dusty novel in a Manhattan bookstore.

from Bookworm

Padgett's poems stand in for the poems written by a bus driver in the Jim Jarmusch movie Paterson.

Ron Padgett: Collected Poems

Padgett's poems stand in for the poems written by a bus driver in the Jim Jarmusch movie Paterson.

from Bookworm

Joe is Ron Padgett's intimate and affectionate biography-memoir of his friend of four decades, artist-poet Joe Brainard.

Ron Padgett: Joe

Joe is Ron Padgett's intimate and affectionate biography-memoir of his friend of four decades, artist-poet Joe Brainard.

from Bookworm

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