Ted Berrigan

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Birthday
15, 1934
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Jul 4, 1983 (48)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
15, 1934
Birthplace
Rhode Island
Death Date
Jul 4, 1983 (48)

About

Poet who earned the attention of Frank O'Hara and other prominent authors with his 1964 publication of The Sonnets. His other works include Living With Chris, A Feeling for Leaving, and The Drunken Boat.

Before Fame

He received a degree in English from the University of Tulsa.

Trivia

He died in 1983 from cirrhosis of the liver.

Family Life

He had two children with his first wife and fellow poet, Sandy Berrigan. His second wife, Alice Notley, was also a poet.

Associated With

He collaborated with fellow New York School poet Ron Padgett on two poetic works: Bean Spasms (published in 1967) and Back in Boston Again (published in 1972).