Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Ted Berrigan Celebration Reading : 3/11

Ted Berrigan’s Collected Poems, a celebration
Saturday March 11
7:30 pm @ Unitarian Center
1187 Franklin (at Geary), $5

Ted Berrigan (15 November, 1934 – 4 July, 1983) has had his Collected Poems, edited by Alice Notley with Anselm Berrigan and Edmund Berrigan (introduction and notes by Alice Notley), newly issued in a nearly 800-page volume by the University of California Press. Family, local friends and fellow poets will all be on the premises to celebrate the poet’s work and his legacy. The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan lets us in on “The truth doing its work, ‘the great man doing the ordinary thing,’ with a quick ear and a quick tongue, revealing the personal in the universal. He gives you his full attention – ‘about to be born again thinking of you.’” —Joanne Kyger

Guests for this Saturday evening special event will include Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, along with local friends Bill Berkson, Clark Coolidge, Dick Gallup, Joanne Kyger, Duncan McNaughton, Kit Robinson, and others tba.

We’ll also screen video footage of Ted Berrigan reading his poems in San Francisco in the 1970s, from the Poetry Center’s Archives.

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