Acclaimed poet to speak at library

The Friends of Greenwich Library’s Poet’s Voice series will present Ron Padgett, a celebrated poet, translator and memoirist, on Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. in the Meeting Room.

Along with Ted Berrigan and others, Mr. Padgett reinvented the New York School of Poetry in the mid 1960s.

He has published more than fourteen books, including Great Balls of Fire and is regarded as the definitive translator of Blaise Cendrars and Apollinaire. Mr. Padgett’s book of poetry, How Long, was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

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 Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. Mr. Padgett is also a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the winner of the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award.

The Poet’s Voice, now in its 36th season, is supported in Greenwich by the Horace E. Manacher Poetry Fund and the Friends of Greenwich Library.

The reading is free and all are invited to attend. Contact Alice Bonvenuto for more information at 203-622-7919.

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