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The Sonnets

Ted works Like Shakespeare's sonnets Berrigan's poems involve friendship and love triangles but while the former happen chronologically Berrigan's happen in the moment with the story buried beneath a surface of names re. The Sonnets are one of the best examples of what I call phantom limb poetry you read it and feel the trace of some emotion so viscerally that you are convinced it must be real but upon thought and concentration and meditation realize is nothing at all But unlike other poets of this genre the Ashberys and Palmers the Scalapinos I find Berrigan s opus endlessly human and fascinating a free verse koan that I can ponder forever and from which I draw the most sincere inspiration Prince Philip Revealed of names re. The Sonnets are Toad of Toad Hall one Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide of the best examples Kingdom of Ash Throne of Glass 7 of what I call phantom limb poetry you read it and feel the trace Imagine Me of some emotion so viscerally that you are convinced it must be real but upon thought and concentration and meditation realize is nothing at all But unlike Beyond Temptation other poets Past Due Debt Collection of this genre the Ashberys and Palmers the Scalapinos I find Berrigan s Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt opus endlessly human and fascinating a free verse koan that I can ponder forever and from which I draw the most sincere inspiration

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Petitions and fragmented experience Reflecting the new American sensibilities of the 's as well as timeless poetic themes The Sonnets is both eclectic and classical the poems are monumental riddles worth contemplating. I am afraid to succeed afraid to fail Tell me now again who I am 31 This one made me so salty I don t know why I do this to myselfChaos reigns supreme in Ted Berrigan s The Sonnets It is a disorienting experience and the one struggles to find their footing the harder it is to do so The 78 poems of The Sonnets do not inhabit a space where time is seuential so much as they exist simultaneously with Berrigan rearranging repeating and reassembling the text much like what he does with the concept of time My biggest annoyance above the lack of structure was his particular obsession with Anne and her thighs When he compared their largeness to the poem upon the page further cemented her objectification for me in a way that I could only describe as an attempt at performative masculinity It s a particularly jarring experience because nothing else in the collection does this Overall a dizzying unpleasant experience and personally not a masterpiece to me I can value it for what it did back then but I still insist that the literary canon needs to be revised and updated Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide of the 's as well as timeless poetic themes The Sonnets is both eclectic and classical the poems are monumental riddles worth contemplating. I am afraid to succeed afraid to fail Tell me now again who I am 31 This Kingdom of Ash Throne of Glass 7 one made me so salty I don t know why I do this to myselfChaos reigns supreme in Ted Berrigan s The Sonnets It is a disorienting experience and the Imagine Me one struggles to find their footing the harder it is to do so The 78 poems Beyond Temptation of The Sonnets do not inhabit a space where time is seuential so much as they exist simultaneously with Berrigan rearranging repeating and reassembling the text much like what he does with the concept Past Due Debt Collection of time My biggest annoyance above the lack Die Visioene Van Johanna Brandt of structure was his particular The Neuropsychology of Self Discipline obsession with Anne and her thighs When he compared their largeness to the poem upon the page further cemented her Where I’m Calling From objectification for me in a way that I could The Accidental Activist only describe as an attempt at performative masculinity It s a particularly jarring experience because nothing else in the collection does this Overall a dizzying unpleasant experience and personally not a masterpiece to me I can value it for what it did back then but I still insist that the literary canon needs to be revised and updated

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Originally published in The Sonnets by Ted Berrigan is considered by many to be his most important and influential book This new annotated edition with an introduction by Alice Notley includes seven previously uncollec. Alice Notley writes in this introduction that Ted Berrigan took inspiration from among other things John Cage and Alfred North Whitehead Specifically their thoughts on chance your chance is not the same as my chance order using I Ching and other devices to plot order into spontaneity and time For time in particular Berrigan took the last line of some of these stanzas used it as the first then took the second to last moved it to the top and so on When I read this I had just put down one of the news weeklies we get in the mail I d also just read the news of the day online At times like that my head swims because everything has already happened and the facts are laid out and they aren t going to change but there s going to be an endless amount of facts and news stories out there right after I finish reading that last one It often feels overwhelming And if I could just mess with linear time a little bit that d feel lovely These poems do just that


10 thoughts on “The Sonnets

  1. says:

    FUCK YOU TED I WILL DO IT TO YOU WITH GREEN NOODLES I LOVE YOU WHY CAN'T WE PEPSI TOGETHER Don't just read this Listen to this on Penn Sound while you eat red noodles

  2. says:

    This exercise in style over substance misleadingly called sonnets left me cold Berrigan's experimentation is derivative 

  3. says:

    Alice Notley writes in this introduction that Ted Berrigan took inspiration from among other things John Cage and Alfred North Whitehead Specifically their thoughts on chance your chance is not the same as my chance order using I Ching and other devices to plot order into spontaneity and time For time in particular Berrigan took the last line of some of these stanzas used it as the first then took the second

  4. says:

    The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry Poetics lists three sonnet types the Petrarchan the Spenserian and the Shakespearean When will the Berriganian earn its rightful place amongst them? Fifty years after its original publication Berrigan’s “classical and eclectic” tone as Alice Notley calls it in her Introduction his balance of reve

  5. says:

    The Sonnets are one of the best examples of what I call phantom limb poetry; you read it and feel the trace of some emotion so viscerally that you are convinced it must be real but upon thought and concentration and meditation realize

  6. says:

    One of the best examples I know of poetry that is simultaneously a spontaneous mind map of the moment and rigorously formalAnd they're funnyAnd they make you want to write

  7. says:

    How come nobody has made me read this before? How come nobody has made me read Ted Berrigan?You fuckers You are all absolute fuckers

  8. says:

    I am afraid to succeed afraid to fail Tell me now again who I am 31 This one made me so salty I don't know why I do this to myselfChaos reigns supreme in Ted Berrigan's The Sonnets It is a disorienting experience and the one strugg

  9. says:

    I think there are two kinds of poetry readers those who want poetry to be an experience and those who want it to

  10. says:

    I had wanted to read this book for ages and becoming such a huge Alice Notley fan in recent history just upped the ante I did not love this book as much as I had expected If I were to read about it or engage with scholarly perspectives on it I think I'd get much out of it Unfortunately I'm not excited enough by this book yet to do so and will most likely just move on to a different text I enjoyed the way Ber

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