Articles by Richard Berengarten

Born in London into a family of musicians, Richard Berengarten (formerly Burns) has lived in Cambridge for 40 years, as well as in Italy, Greece, Serbia, Croatia and the USA. In 1975, he founded the international Cambridge Poetry Festival, an event that lasted a decade. The first six volumes of his Selected Writings series are now available from Shearsman Books: For the Living, The Manager, The Blue Butterfly, In a Time of Drought, Under Balkan Light, and Manual. The International Literary Quarterly has published translations of his poem ‘Volta’ in 92 languages: see Richard Berengarten has recently published a series of statements on poetics entitled Imagems (Shearsman 2013) and completed a series of sonnets entitled Notness and a book of poems dedicated to the Yijing (forthcoming 2015 and 2016 respectively). Winner of the Eric Gregory and Wingate-Jewish Quarterly awards, the Duncan Lawrie and Keats Memorial prizes, two Arts Council Fellowships, and the Great Lesson and Morava Charter prizes, Richard is a Bye-Fellow at Downing College Cambridge and a Praeceptor at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Salt Critical Companion to Richard Berengarten was published in 2010.