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Author: Anselm Berrigan, Editor

Anselm Berrigan is the author of seven books of poetry: COME IN ALONE (Wave Books, 2016), PRIMITIVE STATE (Edge, 2015), NOTES FROM IRRELEVANCE (Wave Books, 2011), FREE CELL (City Lights Books, 2009), SOME NOTES ON MY PROGRAMMING (Edge, 2006), ZERO STAR HOTEL (Edge, 2002), and INTEGRITY AND DRAMATIC LIFE (Edge, 1999). He is also co-author of two collaborative books: LOADING, with visual artist Jonathan Allen (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013), and Skasers, with poet John Coletti (Flowers & Cream, 2012). He is the current poetry editor for The Brooklyn Rail, and co-editor with Alice Notley and Edmund Berrigan of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (University of California Press, 2005) and The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (University of California Press, 2011). From 2003-2007 he was Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, where he also hosted the Wednesday Night Reading Series for four years. He is Co-Chair, Writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts interdisciplinary MFA program, and also teaches part- time at Brooklyn College. He was awarded a 2015 Process Space Residency by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and in 2014 he was awarded a Robert Rauschenberg Residency by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. He was a New York State Foundation for the Arts fellow in Poetry for 2007, and has received three grants from the Fund for Poetry. He lives in New York City, where he also grew up.

What is Poetry? (Just kidding, I know you know): Interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter (1983 - 2009)
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What is Poetry? (Just kidding, I know you know): Interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter (1983 - 2009)

Wave Books

Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Edited by Anselm Berrigan. The Poetry Project was founded in 1966 for the overlapping circles of poets in the Lower East Side of New York. These interviews from The Poetry Project Newsletter form a kind of conversation o...

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