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date: 22 August 2019

Berryman, John (1914–72) American poet. 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Born John Smith in Oklahoma, he took his stepfather's name after his father's suicide. He was educated at Columbia University. Much of his poetry is anguished and confessional, exploring personal guilts and religious doubts, but it is also learned and often witty, and technically highly organized if idiosyncratic. His work includes ... ...

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