“There are evocative, irreducible lines instilling excitement into every poem (“she’s a potential/tank injection of stubborn wonder into/the knowy gloom”). Often simultaneously representational and abstract, the dissonant phrasing, the cuts and jumps, all add up to a percussive music that doesn’t sound or read like anyone else’s. It’s a remarkable achievement if you think about it.” – Hyperallergic, January 4, 2015, John Yau
Anselm Berrigan (b. 1972) is a New York-based poet and writer, who crafts poems using materials to create a sense of touch and sound. His publications include Loading (with Jonathan Allen), Brooklyn Arts Press (2013); Skasers (with John Coletti), Flowers & Cream (2012); Notes from Irrelevance, Wave Books (2011); Free Cell, City Lights Books (2009); and Some Notes on My Programming, Edge Books, (2006). His residencies include Rauschenberg Residency, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Captiva, Florida (2014); Danish/American Writers Retreat, Hald Hovedgaard, Viborg, Denmark, (2007). His fellowships include the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship in Poetry, New York, NY (2007). He is the recipient of the Z Press / Fund for Poetry Grant, New York, NY (2013), and the Fund for Poetry Grants (1998,2003). He received his M.F.A. from Brooklyn College.
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