25 October 1914 - 7 January 1972
Dream Song 1: Huffy Henry Hid The Day
Dream Song 14: Life, Friends, Is Boring
Dream Song 29: There Sat Down, Once, A Thing
The artist is extremely lucky who is presented with the worst possible ordeal which will not actually kill him. At that point, he's in business.
John Berryman (1914-1972), U.S. poet. Interview in Writers at Work, Fourth Series, ed. George Plimpton (1976).
24 Feb 12:30
This guy Berryman makes my itch.
04 Sep 2014 05:37
I am reading Dream Songs. I cant really like this poetry. I like Lowell so much, I thought I could eventually like Berryman, but no. Lowell is sculptural, so dramatic and so inventive. Berryman just seems kind of...whiny
01 Apr 2011 10:37
Came here just to find some of the Dream Songs. Are there lots of poets who are unreadable on this sight?