Poetry. New York poet Anselm Berrigan plays with space like a painter with the prosody of a poet. Written as infinitely looping sentences around the page, the rectangular poems of COME IN ALONE act as a frame to space, outrunning thought with quickness, openness, humor, and protest. They are simultaneously inviting and impermeable, making familiar language uncanny with every turn around the page.
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Anselm Berrigan is the editor of WHAT IS POETRY? (JUST KIDDING, I KNOW YOU KNOW): INTERVIEWS FROM THE POETRY PROJECT NEWSLETTER (1983-2009), and is the author of many books of poetry, most recently SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY, COME IN ALONE, and PRIMITIVE STATE. From 2003 to 2007 he was Artistic Director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church. 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.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA