Poet Ron Padgett to give reading Nov. 7

November 4th, 2013 | Categories: Uncategorized

Ron Padgett

SUNY Oneonta’s 2013-2014 Red Dragon Reading Series will continue Thursday, Nov. 7, with a reading by poet, author and translator Ron Padgett.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 2 of the Instructional Resource Center on campus. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.

Padgett has been a central figure in the New York poetry world since 1960. He is the author of more than 20 books, including “Great Balls of Fire,” “The Big Something,” “How to Be Perfect” and, most recently, “Collected Poems.” Padgett is also considered to be the preeminent translator of the French poets Blaise Cendrars, Pierre Reverdy and Guillaume Apollinaire. His awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2001, he was named Officier dans l’Order des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture and Communications.

More information is available from Dr. Roger Hecht at (607) 436-3033 or Ruth Carr (607) 436-3446.