Anselm Berrigan is a poet and teacher born in Chicago, Illinois in 1972. He grew up in New York City, where he currently resides with his wife, poet Karen Weiser, and a parrot named Pig. From 2003 to 2007 he served as artistic director at the St. Mark's Poetry Project. He is the brother of poet/musician Edmund Berrigan, half-brother of Kate Berrigan and scientist David Berrigan, son of poets Alice Notley and the late Ted Berrigan, and stepson of the late English poet and prose writer Douglas Oliver. He has also lived in Buffalo, NY at the "Ranch" and was known lovingly as "Anton" in San Francisco, CA. He is a co-chair of the writing program at the Bard College summer MFA program and a professor at Wesleyan University. He has also taught writing at Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, Pratt Institute and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa.