Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan

ISBN-10: 0520266846

ISBN-13: 9780520266841

Edition: 2011

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Following the highly acclaimedCollected Poems of Ted Berrigan,poets Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan, and Edmund Berrigan have collaborated again on this new selection of poems by one of the most influential and admired poets of his generation. Reflecting a new editorial approach, this volume demonstrates the breadth of Ted Berrigan's poetic accomplishments by presenting his most celebrated, interesting, and important work. This major second-wave New York School poet is often identified with his early poems, especiallyThe Sonnets,but this selection encompasses his full poetic output, including the later sequencesEaster MondayandA Certain Slant of Sunlight,as well as many of his uncollected poems. The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan provides a new perspective for those already familiar with his remarkable wit and invention, and introduces new readers to what John Ashbery called the "crazy energy" of this iconoclastic, funny, brilliant, and highly innovative writer. Praise forThe Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan: "This is a great, great book for all seasons of the mind and heart."--Robert Creeley "Thanks to this invaluableCollected Poems,one can hear, as never before, Ted Berrigan dreaming his dream."--The Nation "The Collected Poems of Ted Berriganis not only one of the most strikingly attractive books recently published, but is also a major work of 20th-century poetry. . . . It is a book that will darken with the grease of my hands. There is no better way to praise it than by saying, 'If you enjoy poetry, you should have it.'" --Bloomsbury Review "It's a must-have, a poetic knockout."--Time Out New York
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Ted Berrigan, Ted Berrigan, poetic and inspirational genius of the second generation of the New York School Poets, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in November 15, 1934. He was educated at La Salle Academy in Providence and, after sixteen months in Korea as a soldier, at the University of Tulsa (on the GI Bill). His most famous work was entitled "The Sonnets". During the 1960s he lived in New York's Lower East Side, writing city poems, publishing the exciting and unique "C" Magazine and "C" Press books, writing art criticism, and playing leader to a group of young poets and appreciators of poetry. Later, he was Writer In Residence, Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, etc., at such places as The Writers Workshop (University of Iowa), the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Yale, State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Essex (England), Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago), and the Naropa Institute. In the mid-1970s he returned to the Lower East Side, teaching at Stevens Institute of Technology and the City College of New York, giving poetry readings everywhere, and influencing a new generation of poets. His many books include the major sequence "The Sonnets", a central collection "So Going Around Cities", several collaborative books with other poets, long poems, a novel, and interviews. In a curriculum vitae from 1982, he described himself as "modestly venerable, large, traditional in appearance. Resemble Apollinaire (w/beard) or bear disguised as GBS? Formidable, affable, durable?" He died on July 4, 1983.

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