Minneapolis poet John Berryman is most famous for his epic volume Dream Songs, an obtuse collection of poems that seem to draw as much from Whitman as they do from Joyce. Filled with allusions and unreliable narrators, Dream Songs is an at times impenetrable and mystifying meditation on life, death and the in-between. He killed himself in 1972, jumping into the Mississippi River from the Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.
These photographs, taken from the LIFE archive, show the poet on vacation in Dublin in 1965.
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- THEM A LOVA TOO: JAMAICAN COVER SONGS
- IN CARS: VEHICLES I'VE OWNED
- TIDE IS HIGH
- ARCHIE GREEN: RIP
- FEMALE GAZE: THE PUNK PHOTOGRAPHY OF THERESA K.
- JOHN BERRYMAN IN DUBLIN
- LITTLE BY LITTLE, PIECE BY PIECE
- GREG CARTWRIGHT: LIVE FROM GONERFEST 4
- THE BODY ELECTRIC: DAITO MANABE
- COYLE AND SHARPE: ON THE LOOSE
- SETTLING THE SCORE
- ROCK OF AGES
- IT'S THE WATER
- MISSISSIPPI RECORDS: LAST KIND WORDS
- HATCH SHOW PRINT
- WILL YOU MISS ME WHEN I'M GONE: A CARTER FAMILY PH...
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- SPEED TRIALS
- WHITE STAG/MADE IN OREGON
- THIS IS THE FUTURE
- MISSISSIPPI RECORDS: PANDIT PRAN NATH
- HERE COMES THE WHISTLE MAN
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