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The Big Something

PADGETT, Ron

Published by The Figures, Great Barrington, MA, 1990
ISBN 10: 0935724389 / ISBN 13: 9780935724387
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Title: The Big Something

Publisher: The Figures, Great Barrington, MA

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Soft cover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First trade edition.

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8vo. Original printed wrappers reproducing a painting by Jedd Garret. Signed by Padgett on the title. Slightest wear to front joint. Bookseller Inventory # 400642

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Synopsis: Poetry. Ron Padgett's poems are remarkably clear, almost invisibly so, like a refreshing glass of cold water?poems in which he goes nit-picking with the OED, uses Tulsa plain-speak in the diction of Blaise Cendrars, turns and looks back at the food he has set out and sees it is a painting by Fairfield Porter, builds his wooden dream house, and all a little askew, as the world is. His GREAT BALLS OF FIRE have become indeed THE BIG SOMETHING.

About the Author: Ron Padgett is a celebrated translator, memoirist, and "a thoroughly American poet, coming sideways out of Whitman, Williams, and New York Pop with a Tulsa twist" (Peter Gizzi). His poetry has been translated into more than a dozen languages and has appeared in The Best American Poetry, The Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Poetry, The Oxford Book of American Poetry, and on Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. He was also a guest on Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion in 2009. Padgett is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and his most recent books include HOW LONG, HOW TO BE PERFECT, JOE: A MEMOIR OF JOE BRAINARD, and IF I WERE YOU. Born in Oklahoma, he lives in New York City and Calais, Vermont.

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