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(Poets and Poetry in America)

Ted Berrigan (BEHR-ih-gan) is primarily known as a poet. However, he has edited collections of poetry as well as works about poetry, including a book by underground artist and poet Tom Veitch, Literary Days: Selected Writings (1964), which he edited with Ron Padgett. He founded and was the primary editor for the poetry press C Press in New York for several years, publishing collections by such poets as Kenward Elmslie, Dick Gallup, Joe Ceravolo, Michael Brownstein, and his frequent collaborator Padgett. He also served as the organizer of and an instructor for the very successful St. Mark’s Poetry Project in New York City.