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ISBN-10: 1566894018
ISBN-13: 9781566894012
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publish Date: 05/12/2015
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 5.90" W, 0.40" H

Alone and Not Alone

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Overview

Following Pulitzer Prize finalist Ron Padgett’s 2013’s Collected Poems (winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize) Alone and Not Alone offers new poems that see the world in a clear and generous light.

From The World of Us:

Don’t go around all day
thinking about life–
doing so will raise a barrier
between you and its instants.
You need those instants
so you can be in them,
and I need you to be in them with me
for I think the world of us
and the mysterious barricades
that make it possible.

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"Padgett's disarming poems is always a delight, and Alone and Not Alone certainly does not disappoint . . . Lighthearted as these painterly definitions may appear, they presume a poet willing to deconstruct art and the meaning of art with a good-natured but nonetheless surgical incisiveness."New York Journal of Books

"Padgett is a poet of transcendental lucidity and he makes it appear real easy."The Poetry Project Newsletter

The beloved New York School poet Ron Padgett returns in 2015 with Alone and Not Alone.-Flavorwire

"Robert Clawson calls Ron Padgett a "devilishly delightful poet," and you only have to receive one of his charming and lively emails to guess that his clever puckishness will carry over to his poetry."Mass Poetry

It should be no surprise that his latest collection of poetry, Alone and Not Alone due out in May of this year from Coffee House Press, is anything less another feather in his cap.Delta Howl

"Padgett's highly anticipated new poetry collection."BuzzFeed

Padgett writes with huge variety . . . his nuttiness is what makes his poems so tangibly human and gives them an infectious personality that, even without any interpretation, is simply enjoyable to witness.The Wesleyan Argus

The charm of [Padgett's] lines – and their power, because his work has a way of disarming you and pulling you in again and again – often comes from his allergy to anything pretentious or even "poetic." He makes plain niceness look like the most radical stance of all. New York Times

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ISBN-10: 1566894018
ISBN-13: 9781566894012
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publish Date: 05/12/2015
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 5.90" W, 0.40" H
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