20: The Dream Songs

Life, friends, is boring. But not that portion of your life spent listening to a discussion of John Berryman’s cranky, confounding, often-amazing sequence of lyric poems!

The Sometime Seminar discusses John Berryman’s two books of midcentury poems collected in The Dream Songs, originally published as 77 Dream Songs and His Toy, His Dream, His Rest.

Supplemental links: Stephen Akey on the Dream Songs in The Millions; resources on the poems from The Poetry Foundation and the University of Illinois’s Modern Poetry Site

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