Poets are both clean and warm
And most are far above the norm
Whether here or on the roam
Have a poet in every home! #40

John Berryman


swac said...

Sad to say, I only just got the title of this series last night while staring at the penguin on the telly.

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

"Bukowski was a jerk; Berryman was best! He wrote like wet papier mache, went the Heming-way, weirdly on wings and with maximum pain: We call upon the author to explain!" -- We Call Upon the Author, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

"The devil and john berryman took a walk together they ended up on washington talking to the river" – Stuck Between Stations, The Hold Steady.