Ron Padgett

At the Poetry Project I have often had the great experience of listening to a well-known poet or an unknown young poet and suddenly the room falls away, all my worries fall away, everything falls away, and I just hear. I get inside the work and find it so wonderful and brilliant that it’s as if I am being raised out of my chair. And when I go home I’m so much happier, more energized and awake, and more optimistic than I was before the reading.