Review: Ange Mlinko on John Berryman

On a good day, pondering the life of poet John Berryman can be distressing (he jumped off the Washington Avenue bridge in Minneapolis in January 1972, at the age of fifty-seven, hitting the west bank of the Mississippi River, after decades of alcoholism and mental breakdowns). On a bad day, or say, in a year of bad days—of international pandemic, social…

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