Selected Poems 1938-1968

John Berryman
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ISBN 9780571097661 Format Paperback
Published 01/11/2002 Length 96 pages

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  • About John Berryman

    John Berryman (1914-72) was born John Smith in McAlester, Oklahoma, and educated at Colombia College and Cambridge University. He later held posts at Harvard and Princeton, before taking up a professorship at the University of Minnesota.

    He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1965 for 77 Dream Songs, and he continued to build upon this series of poems, publishing the end result, The Dream Songs, in 1969. His Collected Poems was published after his death in 1991.

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