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Publisher Comments:

"Comfortably intimateand#151;classically adroit in its formal wit and inventionand#151;altogether unique yet in no way excluding, this meticulously edited edition of a master poetand#8217;s collected works gives us the defining bridge from the 'New American Poetry' of the and#8217;50s to that poetry now contemporary on both coasts and in all conditions. No one ever recognized the people with whom he lived more particularly than did Ted Berrigan, and no one ever brought them home to a reader with such unaggressive and persistent power. This is a great, great book for all seasons of the mind and heart."and#151;Robert Creeley

"Ted Berrigan was a leader of the New York School; his crazy energy embodied that movement and the city itself. It is wonderful to have his Collected Poems in print."and#151;John Ashbery

"A comprehensive and carefully chronicled volume that puts Ted Berrigan in historical context as one of the most influential poets of his generation. His poems: deft, light, definitely humorous, irreverent, poignant, and#145;marvelous and tough.and#8217; The truth doing its work, and#145;the great man doing the ordinary thing,and#8217; with a quick ear and a quick tongue, revealing the personal in the universal. He gives you his full attentionand#151;and#145;about to be born again thinking of you.and#8217; "and#151;Joanne Kyger

"In a life devoted to experimental art, Ted Berrigan shaped his poetry and the space he occupied with a bold artistry based on his playful but powerfully skeptical view of the world. He wondered what might actually be captured within the pages of a book, but The Collected Poems allows us to again enjoy Ted Berriganand#8217;s delightfully demanding presence."and#151;Lorenzo Thomas

"A singular balance of personal-historical vision and sentiment both sweet and sour, developed within the fractured verbalism of the late twentieth century found lyric, creates in Ted Berrigan's poems the unique colors of a particularly lived (and still intensely living) ensemble of moments."and#151;Tom Clark, author of Late Returns: A Memoir of Ted Berrigan

"Some people are just more real than others. I don't know another way to say it. Ted Berrigan is totally real and he has fashioned an important sound for all of us to listen to. He put it all together just before everyone else in his time, our time, got going. America is lucky to count him as one of its great poets."and#151;Peter Gizzi

Synopsis:

Ted Berrigan was an important avant garde poet and literary figure who helped define the Lower East Side art community in the 1960s--the Frank O'Hara of the second generation. Most of his poetry is no longer in print.

Synopsis:

This landmark collection brings Ted Berrigan's published and unpublished poetry together in a single authoritative volume for the first time. Edited by the poet Alice Notley, Berrigan's second wife, and their two sons, The Collected Poems demonstrates the remarkable range, power, and importance of Berrigan's work.

About the Author

Ted Berrigan (1934-1983) was the author of more than 20 books, including The Sonnets (1964); Bean Spasms, with Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard (1967); Red Wagon (1976); and A Certain Slant of Sunlight (1988). Alice Notley is the editor of two of Ted Berrigan's books, The Sonnets (2000) and A Certain Slant of Sunlight (1988). She is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, including Mysteries of Small Houses (1998) and Disobedience (2001). Anselm Berrigan is the director of the St. Mark's Poetry Project and the author of Zero Star Hotel (2002). Edmund Berrigan is a poet and songwriter and the author of Disarming Matter (1999).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chronology

THE SONNETS

GREAT STORIES OF THE CHAIR

MANY HAPPY RETURNS

IN THE EARLY MORNING RAIN

TRAIN RIDE

MEMORIAL DAY by Ted Berrigan and Anne Waldman

SHORT POEMS

RED WAGON

EASTER MONDAY

NOTHING FOR YOU

IN THE 51ST STATE

A CERTAIN SLANT OF SUNLIGHT

LAST POEMS

EARLY UNCOLLECTED POEMS

Notes

Glossary of Names

Credits

Index of Titles

Index of First Lines

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520251557
Author:
Berrigan, Ted
Publisher:
University of California Press
With:
Berrigan, Anselm
Editor:
Notley, Alice
Author:
Notley, Alice
Author:
Berrigan, Anselm
Author:
Berrigan, Edmund
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 b/w photograph
Pages:
760
Dimensions:
8 x 6 x 1.75 in 2.03 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Ted Berrigan was an important avant garde poet and literary figure who helped define the Lower East Side art community in the 1960s--the Frank O'Hara of the second generation. Most of his poetry is no longer in print.
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This landmark collection brings Ted Berrigan's published and unpublished poetry together in a single authoritative volume for the first time. Edited by the poet Alice Notley, Berrigan's second wife, and their two sons, The Collected Poems demonstrates the remarkable range, power, and importance of Berrigan's work.
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