Talking in Tranquility

Interviews with Ted Berrigan

Ted Berrigan

1991 • 202 pp. • $24.98
ISBN: 0939691051
(published with Avenue B)

Out of Print

“The collected interviews: the interview was for Ted Berrigan a form as much present as the poem. One thinks of the poet talking out loud, the motion of his voice as measure of thought—the pause and pace and the register of sound as perception arriving via not eye but ear. ‘You will hear his wild tremulous wistful reflective engaging way of saying it in any work of his that you read or hear.’”
—Robert Creeley


Ted Berrigan (1934 – 1983) was the author of more than 20 books, including Bean Spasms, with Ron Padgett and Joe Brainard; Red Wagon; and A Certain Slant of Sunlight. Alice Notley’s numerous collections include In the Pines and Grave of Light, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize. Anselm Berrigan is the author of Free Cell and many other works. Poet and songwriter Edmund Berrigan is the author of Disarming Matter and, most recently, Glad Stone Children.