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Today's poem is "The Red Pool"
from How Long

Coffee House Press

Ron Padgett is a celebrated poet, translator, and memoirist. His poetry has been translated into fourteen languages and has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Poetry 180, Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology, and The Oxford Book of American Poetry, and on Garrison Keillorís Writerís Almanac. A guest on Keillorís Prairie Home Companion, Padgett is also a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the winner of the Poetry Society of Americaís Shelley Memorial Award. Born in Tulsa, he lives in New York City and Vermont.

Other poems by Ron Padgett in Verse Daily:
February 2, 2009:   "Rabbit" "It's hard to understand what..."
July 30, 2002:  "Glow" "When I wake up earlier than you..."

Books by Ron Padgett:

Other poems on the web by Ron Padgett:
Two poems
Eighteen poems
"Bastille Day"
Nine poems
Five poems
Seven poems
"Medical Crush"
"The Drummer Boy"
Four poems

Ron Padgett's Website.

Ron Padgett according to Wikipedia.

About How Long:

"Reading Padgett one realizes that playfulness and lightness of touch are not at odds with seriousness. . . . As is often the case, leave it to the comic writer to best convey our tragic predicament."
—Charles Simic



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