Ron Padgett

(1942 / Tulsa, Oklahoma)

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Ron Padgett (born June 17, 1942 Tulsa, Oklahoma) is an American poet, essayist, fiction writer, translator, and a member of the New York School. Bean Spasms, Padget's first collection of poems, was published in 1967 and written with Ted Berrigan. He won a 2009 Shelley Memorial Award.
As a 17 year-old high school student, he co-founded the avant-garde lit journal The White Dove Review. Collaborating with fellow Central High students Dick Gallup and Joe Brainard, along with University of Tulsa (TU) student-poet Ted Berrigan, Padgett audaciously solicited work for the White Dove from Black Mountain and Beat Movement writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, LeRoi Jones, e.e. cummings, ... more »

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  • Yanina Audisio (9/10/2014 3:35:00 PM)

    Such a fluid writing!
    Pagett´s poems lead you into a great swirl, while you think you´re just admiring the view.
    Greetings from Argentina.

  • Chuck Goldman (1/16/2005 3:22:00 PM)

    Since nobody wrote a comment
    about Ron Padgett
    i must correct this inequity!
    Ron Padgett is a hilarious
    and erudite (although i hate this word)
    poet, who has brought me to the point
    of wheezing, of holding up my hand
    to gesture STOP! i need to pee

    Ron Padgett has made me pee
    from laughter
    i love this poet, whose frenchness
    belies the fact that he is from Tulsa
    a very unfrench place. But if there is
    an aire apparent to Appollinaire
    a ladder to climb to greet old Max Jacob
    a strange urge to run when meeting Andre Breton
    it is a place held (oh so strongly) in my heart
    by Ron Padgett

    Chuck Goldman

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Best Poem of Ron Padgett

Chocolate Milk

Oh God! It's great!
to have someone fix you
chocolate milk
and to appreciate their doing it!
Even as they stir it
in the kitchen
your mouth is going crazy
for the chocolate milk!
The wonderful chocolate milk!

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