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FURTHER READING
Related Prose
A Brief Guide to the New York School
Groundbreaking Book: The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan (1964)
Joe Brainard: "I Remember"
Painter Among Poets: The Collaborative Art of George Schneeman
The Artists & Poets of the New York School
A Brief Guide to Confessional Poetry
Related Poets
Alice Notley
External Links
"Inside Speech"
With Ron Padgett, from Grist #12.
"Publishing Ted"
Introduction by Lewis Warsh to Ted Berrigan: An Annotated Checklist. From Granary Books.
In The Nam, What Can Happen?
Pages from a one-of-a-kind collaborative book made by poet Ted Berrigan and artist George Schneeman in 1967-68.
Selected poems
From redcanna.com
Ted Berrigan
Selected poems and other writings from the Electronic Poetry Center at SUNY-Buffalo.
Ted Berrigan (1934-1983)
Biography and links.
Two prose poems
From Jacket #16.
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Ted Berrigan

Ted Berrigan

Ted Berrigan was born in Providence, Rhode Island, on November 15, 1934. He attended Providence College for a year before joining the army in 1954 at the age of 19. After serving in Korea he received a BA in English from the University of Tulsa in 1959 and an MA in 1962. Berrigan moved to New York in the early 1960s where he edited and published C Magazine and C Press Books, wrote art criticism, and collaborated with writers and artists Ron Padgett, Joe Brainard, and Anselm Hollo.

Berrigan taught at the St. Mark's Poetry Project and was Writer in Residence/Visiting Poet at The Writer's Workshop at the University of Iowa, The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Yale University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, University of Essex in England, Northeastern Illinois University, and the Naropa Institute.

Berrigan was a central figure in the second generation of the New York School of Poets which included Ron Padgett, Anne Waldman, Jim Carroll, and Anselm Hollo. He was the author of more than 20 books including The Sonnets (1964), Bean Spasms (with Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard) (1967), Poems, In Brief (1971), Red Wagon (1976), and A Certain Slant of Sunlight (1988). Ted Berrigan died on July 4, 1983.

A Selected Bibliography

Poetry

A Certain Slant of Sunlight (1988)
A Feeling for Leaving (1975)
Back in Boston Again (1972)
Bean Spasms (1967)
Carrying a Torch (1980)
Clear the Range (1977)
Great Stories of the Chair (1998)
In a Blue River (1981)
Living with Chris (1965)
Many Happy Returns (1967)
Memorial Day (1971)
NOH (1969)
Nothing for You (1977)
Peace (1969)
Red Wagon (1976)
Selected Poems (1994)
So Going Around Cities: New & Selected Poems 1958-1979 (1980)
Some Things (1966)
The Drunken Boat (1974)
The Sonnets (1964)
Train Ride (1971)
Yo-Yo's with Money (1979)

Poems by
Ted Berrigan

A Certain Slant of Sunlight
Easter Monday [excerpt]

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