"it was a study of the poetry of John Berryman"
Extract from 'Dream Song 14'
Creative Commons AttributionExtract from 'Dream Song 14' - Credit: Anthony Easton

 John Allyn Berryman (1914-1972) was an American poet and university teacher.

Berryman belongs to what is known as the Confessional school of poetry, which emerged in America in the 1950s and 60s. His best-known work is a collection of poems published under the title The Dream Songs.  He committed suicide in January 1972, after suffering bouts of depression, and problems with alcohol abuse.

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