Ron Padgett

  • January 23, 2017   BY  

    This poem is one of four that American poet Ron Padgett wrote specifically for the new Jim Jarmusch film “Paterson,” which follows a poetry-writing bus driver (played by Adam Driver) who shares a name with his city of Paterson, New Jersey. Throughout the film, we both see and hear Paterson recite his poetry, inspired by his daily routine. Continue reading

  • March 17, 2014   BY  

    Ron Padgett is an American poet, essayist, fiction writer, translator and member of the New York School. His latest book “Collected Poems” is a compilation of his works from 1960-2004 including 11 previous publications and dozens of uncollected poems. Padgett is the recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship from the America Academy of Arts and Letters, the Shelley Memorial Award from the National Endowment for the Arts and was a 2012 Pulitzer Prize finalist in poetry. His work has been translated into 18 different languages. Continue reading

  • January 6, 2014    

    Spots And so once again Father Time and said to Mother Nature, “Mother, put a few more of those brown spots on him, please,” and so she did, dutifully and without malice she placed them here and there among the … Continue reading