ANSELM BERRIGAN is the author of seven poetry collections, including Come In Alone (Wave Books, 2016) and Primitive State (Edge Books, 2015), as well as two book-length collaborations and many chapbooks. He is also the co-editor with Alice Notley and Edmund Berrigan of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2005) and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2011). He is Co-Chair, Writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts interdisciplinary MFA program and teaches part-time at Brooklyn College. Anselm has been awarded residencies and grants from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, NYFA, the Fund for Poetry, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He lives in Brooklyn.
JUNE 2016 | Books
Anselm and I first met through a mutual friend, the painter and collagist Jonathan Allen, whose artwork I’d exhibited and whose first art monograph I’d published though my press, Brooklyn Arts Press (BAP).
AUTUMN 2002 | Poetry
forced to cuddle but some heirloom of power and peril it must be I have sufferings natural to me and a desire to repeat the clear truth