Ron Padgett’s Collected Poems received the Los Angeles Times Prize for Best Book of Poetry in 2014. His translation of Apollinaire, Zone: Selected Poems, will be published in November 2015 by New York Review Books.



Here you are close to me again Memories of my companions killed in the war The olive of time Memories that make just one As a hundred pelts make just one fur coat As these thousands of wounds make just one newspaper article Somber …