Ron Padgett

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Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
Oklahoma
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1942 (age 77)
Birthplace
Oklahoma

About

Poet and author associated with the New York School and known for such works as Great Balls of Fire, The big something, and You Never Know. He collaborated with Ted Berrigan on a 1967 work entitled Bean Spasms: Poems and Prose.

Before Fame

He attended Columbia University and went on to study creative writing at Wagner College. His early teachers included Kenneth Koch, Kay Boyle, and Howard Nemerov.

Trivia

He co-founded a publishing company called Full Court Press.

Family Life

He grew up in Oklahoma and founded a literary journal called The White Dove Review while he was still in high school.

Associated With

His poems were influenced by the work of Walt Whitman.