By Ken Tucker
Updated November 09, 2007 at 05:00 AM EST
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How to be Perfect

type
  • Book
genre

Ron Padgett’s deceptively light poems muse on everyday items (English muffins; a toothbrush), exploring our desires and insecurities in How to be Perfect.

Sample Verse
”Hello, America. It is dawn / wake up and smell yourselves / You smell normal.”

Bottom Line
A few rare long poems on major themes (war; how to be perfect) demonstrate Padgett’s ambition.

How to be Perfect

type
  • Book
genre
author
  • Ron Padgett
publisher
  • Coffee House Press

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