Poet, author, and educator Anselm Berrigan has curated a reading list for Richard Tuttle: What Is the Object?, including poetry, prose, and cross-genre writing that meditates on our idiosyncratic experiences with objects. Join us for any (or all) of these reading group evenings, when we will engage with work by Renée Gladman, Francis Ponge, Clark Coolidge, and Tuttle himself, as well as read and listen to a selection of poems by artists that work in and from objects.

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Additional Dates:
April 14, 2022 at 6 pm
May 11, 2022 at 6 pm

About the Host

Anselm Berrigan’s most recent book of poems is Pregrets, published in 2021 by Black Square Editions. He is the author of Something for Everybody, (Wave Books, 2018); Come In Alone (Wave Books, May 2016); Primitive State (Edge, 2015); Notes from Irrelevance (Wave Books, 2011); Free Cell (City Lights Books, 2009); Some Notes on My Programming (Edge, 2006); Zero Star Hotel (Edge, 2002); and Integrity and Dramatic Life (Edge, 1999). He is also the editor of What Is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know): Interviews from the Poetry Project Newsletter (1983–2009) and co-author of two collaborative books: Loading, with visual artist Jonathan Allen (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2013) and Skasers, with poet John Coletti (Flowers and Cream, 2012). Berrigan is the current poetry editor for the Brooklyn Rail and co-editor with Alice Notley and Edmund Berrigan of The Collected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2005) and the Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan (U. California, 2011). From 2003 until2007 he was artistic director of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church, where he also hosted the Wednesday Night Reading Series for four years. From 2008 until 2021 he was co-chair of writing for the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts’ interdisciplinary MFA program, and he currently teaches part-time at Brooklyn College and Pratt Institute. In 2017 Berrigan received a Grant for Artists from the Foundation of Contemporary Arts. He was awarded a 2015 Process Space Residency by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and in 2014 he was awarded a Robert Rauschenberg Residency by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Berrigan was a New York State Foundation for the Arts fellow in poetry for 2007 and has received three grants from the Fund for Poetry. He lives in New York City, where he also grew up.