Anselm Berrigan Recommends...

“My sense these days is that I’m constantly inspired by all kinds of things, and it’s about extremely compelling works giving me the necessary jolts of energy, courage, and fear to continue. In that vein, Lucinda Childs’s collaborative piece with Sol LeWitt and Philip Glass, Dance, which I saw this summer, made making feel possible, even ecstatically so, especially regarding matters of scale and light. This is no small thing for me, as I tend to write out of places of dense agitation, and am on the lookout for ways away from that. The second and third songs on Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest, Scarlatti’s harpsichord sonatas, and the poems ‘Joe’s Jacket’ by Frank O’Hara and ‘This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison’ by Coleridge are high on the list at the moment as well.”
Anselm Berrigan, author of Free Cell (City Lights Publishers, 2009)

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