Ted Berrigan: An Annotated Checklist
Editor: Aaron Fischer
Author: Ted Berrigan
Illustrations: George Schneeman
Publisher: Granary Books (1998)
A fascinating look at the inner workings of the sixties literary underground as seen through the publications of one poet at its epicenter.
Poet, editor, and publisher of the legendary "C" Press, Ted Berrigan (1934–83) was a charismatic presence on the literary scene of New York's Lower East Side during the '60s and '70s. Through anecdotal descriptions, Ted Berrigan: An Annotated Checklist provides a vivid glimpse of one writer's life as seen through his publications. Illustrated throughout with collaborations between Berrigan and painter George Schneeman and with an introduction by Lewis Warsh, this book is a must for all with an interest in the literary underground. As Anne Waldman puts it, "more imaginative & investigative than a mere checklist."