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Literatures of Modernity MA Distinguished Speakers Series: Anselm Berrigan

Date
November 05, 2015
Time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location
The Studio, Arts and Letters Club (14 Elm Street, Toronto)
Open To
Students, Prospective Students, Public, Alumni, Faculty, Staff
Contact
lisa.benabiba@ryerson.ca
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Poet Anselm Berrigan’s writing has been heavily influenced by an on-going engagement with writings and works by painters. Reading from recent and forthcoming books, he will discuss the ways artist writings have reshaped his approach to poetic composition, opened the door to an imagined connection between poetic prosody and the picture plane, and let him put words and sounds where they don’t belong in order to make poems happen. Anselm Berrigan is the author of seven books of poetry, including Notes from Irrelevance (2011), Primitive State (2015), and Come in Alone (2016). He is also co-author of two collaborative books: Loading, with visual artist Jonathan Allen (2013) and Skasers, with poet John Coletti (2012), and co-editor with Alice Notley and Edmund Berrigan of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (2005) and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (2011). He is Co-Chair, Writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts interdisciplinary MFA program and also teaches parttime at Brooklyn College. He lives in New York. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.