Berryman is a character of literary history who was a mix of eccentricity, emotional instability, and revelatory genius. And his persona was all of his own creating: for example, this native Oklahoman insisted on speaking in a fabricated British accent, usually in the higher registers of his voice.
Poet Adrienne Rich grew up in Baltimore and attended Radcliffe College. In 1951, the same year of her college graduation, she received the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for her first book of poetry, A Change of World.
She finished her second book, The Diamond Cutters (1955), early on in her
The brainchild of Danny Snelson and Phoebe Springstubb, the young Aphasic Letters produces more interesting work than the vast majority of otherwise like-minded arts and literary institutions. Snelson and Springstubb – whose other endeavors find them wending through the Ontological Hysterical Thea