So Going Around Cities: New & Selected Poems, 1958-1979

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Blue Wind Press, 1980 - Poetry - 403 pages
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A new edition of this major collection of the poetry of Ted Berrigan, long unavailable.

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Review: So Going Around Cities: New and Selected Poems, 1958-1979

User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

After the first read, I don't understand all of it, but some of those things begin to make sense with time... other parts are immediately apparent, simple, clever, honest. I think I really like it a lot. Read full review

Review: So Going Around Cities: New and Selected Poems, 1958-1979

User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

I gave up on this book. No fault of Berrigan's. I do love, love, love the poem "Red Shift" however. Maybe in a few years I'll get it! Read full review

Contents

Poem
19
Night Letter
25
Epithalamion
31
Matinee
37
NYC 1963
53
19611968
73
and Issues by John Ashbery
133
139
139
Summer 1970
251
To Southampton
269
Todays News
275
1971
289
Remembered Poem
321
Kirsten
327
Elysium 3 3 3
334
A Religious Experience
340

19641968
153
19681969
187
Winter 1969
209
19691970
233
Allen Ginsbergs Shining City
373
Cranston Near the City Line
380
Books by Ted Berrigan
389
Copyright

About the author (1980)

Ted Berrigan, Ted Berrigan, poetic and inspirational genius of the second generation of the New York School Poets, was born in Providence, Rhode Island, in November 15, 1934. He was educated at La Salle Academy in Providence and, after sixteen months in Korea as a soldier, at the University of Tulsa (on the GI Bill). His most famous work was entitled "The Sonnets". During the 1960s he lived in New York's Lower East Side, writing city poems, publishing the exciting and unique "C" Magazine and "C" Press books, writing art criticism, and playing leader to a group of young poets and appreciators of poetry. Later, he was Writer In Residence, Lecturer, Teaching Fellow, etc., at such places as The Writers Workshop (University of Iowa), the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Yale, State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Essex (England), Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago), and the Naropa Institute. In the mid-1970s he returned to the Lower East Side, teaching at Stevens Institute of Technology and the City College of New York, giving poetry readings everywhere, and influencing a new generation of poets. His many books include the major sequence "The Sonnets", a central collection "So Going Around Cities", several collaborative books with other poets, long poems, a novel, and interviews. In a curriculum vitae from 1982, he described himself as "modestly venerable, large, traditional in appearance. Resemble Apollinaire (w/beard) or bear disguised as GBS? Formidable, affable, durable?" He died on July 4, 1983.

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