Poems and Texts

“Bleep” by Bill Berkson


Bill Berkson

Bill Berkson (1939-2016) was born and grew up in New York and spent much of his life in the Bay Area, where he taught art history and poetry at the San Francisco Art Institute. A prolific poet and art critic, his many books and collaborations include: Invisible Oligarchs; Expect Delays; Portrait and Dream: New & Selected Poems; BILL, a words-and-images collaboration with Colter Jacobsen; Lady Air; Snippets; Not an Exit, with drawings by Léonie Guyer; Repeat After Me, with watercolors by John Zurier; a new collection of his art writings, For the Ordinary Artist; and Parties du corps, a selection of his poetry in French translation. Since When, a “memoir in pieces” was released by Coffee House Press in 2018.