Ron Padgett's recent books include You Never Know (poems), If I Were You (collaborative works), and two memoirs, Oklahoma Tough: My Father, King
of the Tulsa Bootleggers and Joe: A Memoir of Joe Brainard. Padgett is
the editor of The Handbook of Poetic Forms as well as the translator of
Blaise Cendrars’ Complete Poems. He has collaborated with artists such
as Jim Dine, Alex Katz, George Schneeman, and Joe Brainard. Coffee House Press recently published his new collection of poems, How to Be Perfect.