Now it's a lot more fun to keep secrets than it used to be

And it's a lot more fun to forestall doom than it used to be

It's a lot more fun to mum halo than it used to be

And it's sure a lot more fun to be a shambles of a person than it used to be

Plus, and I have to say it, it's a lot more fun to write the poems than it used to be

Originally Published: April 28th, 2011

The son of poets Alice Notley and the late Ted Berrigan and stepson of poet Douglas Oliver, Anselm Berrigan earned a BA from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA from Brooklyn College. His collections of poetry include Integrity & Dramatic Life (1999), Zero Star Hotel (2002), Some Notes on My Programming...