Anselm Berrigan

Anselm Berrigan was born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. He received a BA from SUNY Buffalo and an MFA from Brooklyn College. He is the son of poets Alice Notley and the late Ted Berrigan.

Berrigan is the author of numerous books of poetry, including Don’t Forget to Love Me (Wave Books, 2024); Pregrets (Black Square Editions, 2021); Something for Everybody (Wave Books, 2018); Come in Alone (Wave Books, 2016); Notes from Irrelevance (Wave Books, 2011); Free Cell (City Lights Books, 2009); and Integrity and Dramatic Life (Edge, 1999). With Notley and his brother, Edmund Berrigan, he coedited The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (University of California, 2005) and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (University of California, 2011).

Berrigan was a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry in 2007 and has received three grants from the Fund for Poetry. From 2003 to 2007, he served as artistic director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. He is a cochair of writing at the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College and also teaches writing at Pratt Institute and Brooklyn College. Berrigan lives in New York City.