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Ron Padgett is a national treasure. He's published, edited, and translated dozens of collections of poetry and prose, and over the past fifty years he has been an influential and necessary force in American letters.
O'Hara and Schuyler are great poets for hard times. Friends who have been there, and, it seems, will continue to be, they give us courage to go on our nerve in whatever emergencies arise.