Don Berger

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Donald Berger was born in Queens and grew up in NY and MA, attended the University of Massachusetts and the University of Washington in Seattle, and lived four years in Germany, where he was a Fulbright Fellow. Berger has taught writing and literature at the University of Maryland and Montgomery College, and currently teaches at Johns Hopkins University. Quality Hill, a collection of poems, was published by Lost Roads Publishers (1993), The Cream-Filled Muse (Fledermaus Press) and in March 2014 a bilingual collection, The Long Time, will appear from Wallstein Verlag in Goettingen, Germany. His poems and prose have also appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, The New Republic, Tri-Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Conjunctions, The Colorado Review, Ironwood, Slate, The Massachusetts Review, and other magazines including from Berlin, Leipzig and Budapest.

More on this poet: Beltway Poetry Quarterly: http://www.beltwaypoetry.com/poetry/poets/names/berger-donald/

written by Kim Roberts, January 2015


Donald Berger: Publications

Book of 46 poems, bilingual edition published by Wallstein Verlag, Goettingen, Germany, 2015.

Book of 35 poems, Quality Hill, Lost Roads Publishers, Providence, RI, 1993

Chapbook of 8 poems, Or Purchase a Star, Berlin, Germany 2009

Chapbook of 15 poems, The Cream-Filled Muse, Fledermaus Press, Providence, RI, 1988

“290 Pleasant Street” Spectrum (1978) “Lloyd Recalls All” a...Magazine (1979) “Relocation” Seattle Review (1980) “Boy” Mothers of Mud (1985) “I said some poems... Massachusetts Review (1987) “Heart Music” Zeitschrift für Alles (Berlin, 1987) “The Guys Who Keep Coming Around” Ironwood (1988) “Postcard from a Tired Man” Ironwood (1988) “Quality Hill” Caliban (1989) “This Isn’t the One” Zerograph (1992) “I Am Only One Person” Route One (1996) “Hardscrabble Road” Route One (1996) “Desk for Sale” Route One (1996) “Elizabeth” The Alembic (1996) “Apology Two” The Alembic (1996) “At the Back of the Book” The Alembic (1996) “Psychologically” Colorado Review (1998) “Spontaneous Poem Requiring Little Revision” Colorado Review (1998) "The Lincoln Bedroom" The New Republic (1999) "Dinner in the Sun" The New American Poets (1999) "The Lincoln Bedroom" The New American Poets (1999) "Language of a Nail" The New American Poets (1999) “Hitler Slept Here” (article) Slate (2000) “Tom Madigan” 2000 (Budapest) “Annisquam” Shampoo (2003) “Scotch and an Orange” Conjunctions (2003) “The Sniper” TriQuarterly (2004) “To Likes-to-Have-Fun” TriQuarterly (2004) "I Forget" Begriffstudio (Berlin,2004) "On the Thing" The Iowa Review (2005) "peonies" (translation from German) Poetry International Web (2005) "cowboycraft" (translation from German) Poetry International Web (2005) “Written While Walking” Arlington Literary Journal (2006) “House of Fun” Arlington Literary Journal (2006) ”Artistically” Arlington Literary Journal (2006) “City Forever” Takoma Voice (2006) “Song of the Waterbed” Takoma Voice (2007) “Red Silence” Faculty Voice (2008) “The Baltimore Sun” Poetry Without Borders 2 (2008) “The Wall” Poetry Without Borders 2 (2008) “Ex-Poet” poet (Leipzig, 2009) “To Haiti” Arlington Literary Journal (2010) “You Should See” Poet Lore (2010) “For Anyone” The Sligo Journal (2011) “How to Be a Man” Narrative 4/Esquire (2013) “The Long Time” August 1, 2013 (2013) “Written While Walking” Limen (2014) “Tom Madigan” (reprinted) Limen (2014) “People’s Stage” Or (2014) “You Don’t Need” Or (2014) “The Window” Fence (2014) “Watch Your Ears” Beltway Poetry Quarterly



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