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The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan

The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan

Anselm Berrigan
Edmund Berrigan
Introduction and Notes by Alice Notley
Copyright Date: 2005
Edition: 1
Pages: 758
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    The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan
    Book Description:

    This landmark collection brings Ted Berrigan's published and unpublished poetry together in a single authoritative volume for the first time.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 Poemsdemonstrates the remarkable range, power, and importance of Berrigan's work.

    eISBN: 978-0-520-94082-6
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Acknowledgments
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. 1-18)

    I heard Ted say more than once that his collected poems should be like a collected books. But he didn’t always work in sequences, and he wasn’t always consciously in the process of writing a book. He wrote many individual poems, and he sometimes seemed to write purely for fun. As for publication, publishers would approach him for a book without knowing exactly what he had, and sometimes it didn’t seem to him as if he had that much. If there was a sequence ready, or a book in a unified style likeMany Happy Returns, certainly he published that....

  5. Chronology
    (pp. 19-26)
  6. The Sonnets
    (pp. 27-76)
  7. Great Stories of the Chair

  8. Many Happy Returns
    (pp. 113-164)
  9. In the Early Morning Rain
    (pp. 165-240)
  10. Train Ride
    (pp. 241-286)
  11. Memorial Day
    (pp. 287-314)
  12. Short Poems

  13. Red Wagon
    (pp. 349-388)
  14. Easter Monday
    (pp. 389-426)
  15. Nothing for You
    (pp. 427-510)
  16. In the 51st State

  17. A Certain Slant of Sunlight
    (pp. 565-616)
  18. A Certain Slant of Sunlight: Out-takes
    (pp. 617-634)
  19. Last Poems
    (pp. 635-650)
  20. Early Uncollected Poems
    (pp. 651-664)
  21. Notes
    (pp. 665-722)
  22. Glossary of Names
    (pp. 723-728)
  23. Credits
    (pp. 729-730)
  24. Index of Titles and First Lines
    (pp. 731-749)