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John Berryman’s Selected Letters

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Book cover image, “The Selected Letter of John Berryman”

John Berryman’s Selected Letters: A Transatlantic Celebration

Book cover image, “The Selected Letters of John Berryman”
“The Selected Letters of John Berryman,” edited by Philip Coleman and Calista McRae, published by Harvard University Press.

Please join the University of Minnesota Libraries for an international virtual book launch for “The Selected Letters of John Berryman,” edited by Philip Coleman (Trinity College Dublin) and Calista McRae (New Jersey Institute of Technology). The editors and invited guests — including Eve Cobain, Henri Cole, Ray Gonzalez, Patricia Hampl, and Richard J. Kelly — will read from Berryman’s letters and consider his legacy in a discussion moderated by poet and critic Peter Campion. Bringing together scholars and poets from both sides of the Atlantic, the launch will explore how the letters shed light on Berryman’s life and work.

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John Berryman (1914–1972) was one of the leading poets of his generation. He is best known for “The Dream Songs” and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1965 and the National Book Award in 1969. His publishing career also includes works such as “Homage to Mistress Bradstreet” (1953) and scholarship on Shakespeare and Stephen Crane. For the last 15 years of his life, he was a professor at the University of Minnesota. The John Berryman papers are held at the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University Libraries.

About the speakers

Philip Coleman is Associate Professor in the School of English and Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. He is author of “John Berryman’s Public Vision.”

Calista McRae is Assistant Professor of English at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and author of “Lyric as Comedy: The Poetics of Abjection in Postwar America.”

Peter Campion is the author most recently of “Radical as Reality: Form and Freedom in American Poetry” and of a collection of poems, “One Summer Evening at the Falls.” He teaches at the University of Minnesota.

Event co-sponsors

This event is co-sponsored by the Upper Midwest Literary Archives at the University of Minnesota Libraries, the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries, and the U of M Department of English.

“The Selected Letters of John Berryman” is published by Harvard University Press.

Event details

What: John Berryman’s Selected Letters: A Transatlantic Celebration
When: Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3 p.m. CST / 4 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. GMT
Where: Online event

Details

Date:
March 3
Time:
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

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309 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States