Berryman's Fate:
A Centenary Celebration in Verse

Launch of Arlen House anthology commemorating the work of John Berryman.

 

Berryman's Fate


Admission: FREE
13 February 2015 at 4pm, Central Library

 

Poetry reading by several contributors from the new Arlen House anthology commemorating the work of John Berryman. http://arlenhouse.blogspot.ie/

Born in Oklahoma in 1914, John Berryman was one of the most original American poets of his generation. In a letter to Robert Lowell in 1962, Elizabeth Bishop said of Berryman that “one has the feeling a hundred years from now that he may be all the rage”. In this anthology, edited by Philip Coleman, contemporary poets contribute work responding to or commemorating Berryman's work.

Originally from Cahir, in Tipperary, Philip Coleman graduated from UCC with a First in English and Philosophy in 1995. He is a Lecturer in English in Trinity College Dublin. His reviews on contemporary poetry have appeared in The Edinburgh Review, Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Left Review, and The Irish Times.

 

Article on John Berryman in the Irish Times by Philip Coleman

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