Pictures for Private Devotion
Anselm Berrigan is a poet and teacher born in Chicago, Illinois in 1972. He grew up in New York City where he currently resides with his wife, poet Karen Weiser and a parrot named Pig. He currently is artistic director at the St. Mark's Poetry Project. He is the brother of poet/musician Edmund Berrigan, half brother of Kate Berrigan and scientist David Berrigan, son of poets Alice Notley and the late Ted Berrigan, and stepson of the late English poet and prose writer Douglas Oliver. He has also lived in Buffalo, NY at the 'Ranch' and was known lovingly as 'Anton' and San Francisco, CA. He is a faculty member of the Bard College summer MFA program, professor at Wesleyan University, and has also taught writing at Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa.