On the evening of September 17, Berryman boarded the Pullman sleeper for Iowa City, and the following morning checked into the Jefferson Hotel. […] John Montague, the Irish poet, had enrolled in Berryman’s workshop and remembered seeing him eating alone at the Jefferson Hotel, a copy of The ‘Caine Mutiny’ open before him, ‘nervous, taut, arrogant, uneasy.’
Mariani, Paul L. Dream Song: The Life of John Berryman. New York: W. Morrow, 1990. Print.