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Title:
So going around cities : new and selected poems, 1958-1979
Author:
Berrigan, Ted.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Berkeley : Blue Wind Press, 1980.
Physical Description:
403 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780912652627

9780912652634

9780912652610
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Book

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Summary

A new edition of this major collection of the poetry of Ted Berrigan, long unavailable.


Summary

A new edition of this major collection of the poetry of Ted Berrigan, long unavailable.


Summary

A new edition of this major collection of the poetry of Ted Berrigan, long unavailable.


Author Notes

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.


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.


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.


Reviews 3

Publisher's Weekly Review

For those who only know The Sonnets, Ted Berrigan's So Going Around Cities: New and Selected Poems 1958-1979 will be a revelation. The poem "Redshift" ("I'm only pronouns, & I am all of them") alone is worth the price of admission here, but the book, assembled by Berrigan and first published a few years before his death in 1983, includes a wide selection from among more than 14 separate projects-more than 200 poems in all, including the classic '60s-isms of "Bean Spasms." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Publisher's Weekly Review

For those who only know The Sonnets, Ted Berrigan's So Going Around Cities: New and Selected Poems 1958-1979 will be a revelation. The poem "Redshift" ("I'm only pronouns, & I am all of them") alone is worth the price of admission here, but the book, assembled by Berrigan and first published a few years before his death in 1983, includes a wide selection from among more than 14 separate projects-more than 200 poems in all, including the classic '60s-isms of "Bean Spasms." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Publisher's Weekly Review

For those who only know The Sonnets, Ted Berrigan's So Going Around Cities: New and Selected Poems 1958-1979 will be a revelation. The poem "Redshift" ("I'm only pronouns, & I am all of them") alone is worth the price of admission here, but the book, assembled by Berrigan and first published a few years before his death in 1983, includes a wide selection from among more than 14 separate projects-more than 200 poems in all, including the classic '60s-isms of "Bean Spasms." (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved