Ron Padgett: The Poet of “Paterson”

Posted on January 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm

I loved Paterson, the story of a poet/bus driver played by Adam Driver who lives in the city that shares his name.

The four poems written by the film’s main character were written by Ron Padgett, who told PBS that he first said no when asked to step into the voice of the movie character, but then “found myself falling into what I kind of temporarily fantasized to be his world.”

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