blackbird online journal spring 2002 vol.1 no. 1



Reintroducing John Berryman, Notes

1. John Berryman, Henry’s Fate and Other Poems (New York: Farrar, 1977) 93. [return to essay]

2. John Haffenden, The Life of John Berryman (Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1982) 419. [return to essay]

3. Diane Middlebrook, Her Husband: Hughes and Plath—A Marriage. (New York: Viking, 2003) 217. [return to essay]

4. Kevin Young, introduction, John Berryman: Selected Poems (New York: Library of America, 2004) xx. [return to essay]

5. Young xxiv. [return to essay]

6. Adam Kirsch, The Wounded Surgeon: Confession and Transformation in Six American Poets (New York: Norton, 2005) 110. [return to essay]

7. William Meredith, “A Bright Surviving Actual Scene: Berryman’s Sonnets,” Henry’s Understanding: Reflections on the Poetry of John Berryman, ed. Harry Thomas (Boston: Northeastern UP, 1988) 97. [return to essay]

8. Stanley Kunitz, “No Middle Flight,” Henry’s Understanding 112. [return to essay]

9. John Berryman, We Dream of Honour: John Berryman’s Letters to His Mother, ed. Richard J. Kelly (New York: Norton, 1988) 291. [return to essay]

10. Paul Mariani, Dream Song: The Life of John Berryman (New York: Morrow, 1990) 301. [return to essay]

11. Robert Lowell, The Letters of Robert Lowell, ed. Saskia Hamilton (New York: Farrar, 2005) 225. [return to essay]

12. Douglas Dunn, “Gaiety & Lamentation: The Defeat of John Berryman,” Henry’s Understanding 150. [return to essay]

13. Cary Nelson, ed., Anthology of Modern American Poetry (New York: Oxford UP, 2000) 726. [return to essay]

14. Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poems and Prose, ed. W. H. Gardner (London: Penguin, 1953) 62. [return to essay]

15. Robert Lowell, Collected Prose, ed. Robert Giroux (New York: Farrar, 1987) 111. [return to essay]  

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