Let’s Get Lost — Workshop with Edmund Berrigan

In this workshop we will explore relationships inside music and poetry, the spiritual joys of appropriation, and how to unshackle ourselves from our own expectations and restraints. We will examine poetry of grief and of survival. We will look at poets overwhelmed by history. We will follow our instincts, and then we will open our notebooks and write.  We’ll look to guidance from anywhere we can get it, but expect to talk about folks like Renee Gladman, Edwin Denby, Tisa Bryant, Frank O’Hara, Fred Moten, Memphis Minnie, Marina Tsvetaeva, Osip Mandelstam, Hoa Nguyen, Eleni Sikelianos, Ted Berrigan, Alice Notley, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, and many more. We’ll also venture off map, looking at influences outside of the name convention.

Edmund Berrigan

Edmund Berrigan is the author of two books of poetry, Disarming Matter (Owl Press, 1999) and Glad Stone Children (Farfalla, 2008), and a memoir, Can It! (Letter Machine Editions, 2013). A new book of poems, More Gone, is forthcoming from City Lights in 2019.  He edited Selected Poems of Steve Carey (Sub Press, 2009), and is co-editor with Anselm Berrigan and Alice Notley of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (University of California, 2005) and The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (University of California, 2010).