Robert Polito

Polito has been director of the creative writing program at The New School since 1992. He was named the new president of the Poetry Foundation in 2013. He is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Articles by Robert Polito

Barbara Payton, star of Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950), died in Mission Hills bathroom

She spoke as if she lived in a movie

Barbara Payton died in San Diego — on the bathroom floor of her parents’ Mission Hills home at 1901 Titus Street — on May 8, 1967. Her death certificate listed cause of death as “acute ...