Ron Padgett's books include New
& Selected Poems; Great
Balls of Fire; The Straight Line: Writings on Poetry and
Poets; and most recently You Never Know (Coffee House Press).
He is the editor of a three-volume reference series entitled World
Poets and the translator of Blaise Cendrars' Complete Poems.
In 2003 the University of Oklahoma Press will publish his memoir of
his father, Oklahoma Tough. In 1999 Padgett received an American
Academy of Arts and Letters award for poetry, and in 2001 he was made
an Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry
of Culture and Communication.
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