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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ted Berrigan  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: November 15, 1934 in Providence, Rhode Island


-- Ted Berrigan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=ted+berrigan


Illinois Connection

Berrigan was a Writer in Residence/Visitin Poet at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information


Published Works

    The Sonnets, Penguin, 1964Bean Spasms , Kulchur Press , 1967A Certain Slant of Sunlight , O Books, 1988


Selected Titles At Your Library

The sonnets /
ISBN: 0140589279. OCLC Number:

Penguin Poets,. New York :. 2000.

"Originally published in 1964, The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan is considered by many to be his most important and influential book. This new annotated edition, with an introduction by Alice Notley, includes seven previously uncollected works. Like Shakespeare's sonnets, Berrigan's poems involve friendship and love triangles, but while the former happen chronologically, Berrigan's happen in the moment, with the story buried beneath a surface of names, repetitions, and fragmented experience. Reflecting the new American sensibilities of the 1960s as well as timeless poetic themes, The Sonnets is both eclectic and classical - the poems are monumental riddles worth contemplating."--Jacket.

A certain slant of sunlight /
ISBN: 0929022009. OCLC Number:

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