Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Collected Poems 1937-1971
John Berryman


This volume brings together all seven volumes of Berryman’s short poetry; not included is his epic The Dream Songs. Ranging from his earliest unpublished poem from 1934, to those written in the last months of his life in 1972. This is a definitive edition of one of America’s most distinguished poets.

Paperback, 420pp
Farrar Strauss & Giroux, 1989
ISBN 9780374522810


JOHN BERRYMAN (1914-1972) was an American poet and scholar. He won the Pulitzer Prize for 77 Dream Songs in 1965 and the National Book Award and the Bollingen Prize for His Toy, His Dream, His Rest, a continuation of the Dream Songs, in 1969.