The Collected Poems of Ron Padgett

by Ron Padgett

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Born in 1942, Ron Padgett was a founding member of the second generation of the New York school of poetry, following in the footsteps of John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara and others, whose talky, urban poetry has been hugely influential. His poems are conversational, extremely accessible, willfully casual and consistently funny, but also laced with a lightly worn sadness, a symptom of everyday heartache. At stake are nothing less than life, death, love, community and friendship, all of which unfold

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