Ted Berrigan Poems

Ted Berrigan was an American poet born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1934. His poetry has been compared to that of Allen Ginsberg and the other Beat poets and it is usually categorized under the American Expressionism movement. He passed away in 1983.

Wrong Train

by Ted Berrigan

Ted Berrigan’s poem ‘Wrong Train’ connects a speaker’s experiences while waiting for a train to the afterlife. Berrigan presents this idea with vivid imagery.

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