Anselm Berrigan’s poetry makes associative leaps of personal and political observation. Keith Taylor, reviewing Free Cell for arborweb (Ann Arbor online), noted that Berrigan “comes back to the basic elements of American speech and the direct representation of emotion, an attitude he seems to trust even as he forces us to challenge the prejudices of our own experience with language.” In a review on Octopus Magazine online, Noah Eli Gordon compared Berrigan’s work to that of Philip Whalen, noting that an “approach … based on exploring and mapping myriad states of consciousness, from those unexamined in our daily routines to those brought on by Rimbaud’s dictum of forceful derangement, is foundational for Zero Star Hotel.”
Berrigan was the recipient of a 2007 poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. He directed the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church from 2003 to 2007 and is cochair of the graduate writing program at Bard College.
Poems By ANSELM BERRIGAN
Articles By ANSELM BERRIGAN
- Strangers in the Nest
A poet and a sportswriter go on a macrophenomenal tour of everyday irrelevance.
Blog Posts By ANSELM BERRIGAN
- from shining G to shining G
- from some cats talking about making stuff
- "You Can Have It All"
- and who knows when was the Aequinox?
- The Curious Builder
More blog posts by Anselm Berrigan (39 posts)
- The secret to managing is to keep the ones who hate you away from the ones who are undecided
- Sneaking the sunrise past a rooster
- "the taste is pleasant, and the insane perfection, mild...."
- from An Island That Is All The World
- from the "You missed them/They didn't miss you,"* file
- or, as Eddie said last night to a general audience of interested persons, in order to be obscure someone else has to actually know you're obscure
- Further notes from irrelevance
- Just folded, like a handkerchief or a hinge.
- Hand of the grain the sand smote
- Two more (cups of coffee then I'll go)
- Trigger Cuts
- Starting in on Marina's question
- With regards to the Crackademy
- The Complaint: What Are You, Some Kind Of
- A few minor items to add to a clamor
- Nothing in that spam queue
- New Blank Document
- Reading habits, part III
- Reading habits, part I
- Tales of Evil Kitty
- "She is mirage I feverishly address as specific"
- Controllable Git
- In circulars
- a question on hearing
- Poetry and Narrative in Performance, part II
- Poetry and Narrative in Performance, part I
- Steel Nests, pt. II
- steel nests on their own terms, part I
- The Currency of Fashions
- More Internal Data
- Internal Data