John Berryman Residence

John Berryman Residence

606 S. Johnson Street, Iowa City, IA

This apartment in Iowa City’s College Hill neighborhood is where John Berryman lived during part of his time teaching at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


John Berryman’s Apartment on Johnson Street

At six in the evening on February 4, [Berryman’s] train arrived in Iowa City. He settled into his second-floor apartment at 606 South Johnson, then spent the rest of the evening drinking with some old friends from Princeton. By the time he got back to his apartment, he was very drunk. He managed to negotiate the stairs to his apartment, but as he came out of the bathroom into the dark hallway, he fell down the stairs and crashed into a half-glass door.

Mariani, Paul L. Dream Song: The Life of John Berryman. New York: W. Morrow, 1990. Print.