Bergé, Carol

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Bergé, Carol Gender: F
born on 4 October 1928 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 11°40' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 28°02 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 18°37'


American poet, highly active in the literary, performing and visual arts renaissance of the 1960s and 1970s in New York City.

Berge authored 23 books of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, and her writings appeared in over 200 literary venues, including Origin, The Nation, Beatitude/East, Yale Literary Review, Triquarterly, Outburst, Seventh Street, American Poetry Review, The Plume Horn, etc.

In the 1980s a scandal in academia and her choice to fictionalize it cost her teaching jobs as well as support from the publishing industry. From there she championed antiquing as a profession, taking an extended sabbatical from writing.

She died on February 12, 2006.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes date and place from the "Carol Berge Collection - MS 693 - Bowling Green State University" ( and ‎calculates the chart for a mid-Cancer ascendant according to Berge's statement in Mark Zadrozny, ed. "Contemporary Authors Autobiographical Series" (1989), p. 11: "in the Chinese Zodiac, I am an Earth Dragon; from Diane Wakoski, I learned, back in 1962, that I am Libra, with Cancer Ascendant and Moon in Gemini and with Mercury and Venus in Scorpio. Scholfield notes that Cancer was rising from about 9:35 p.m. to 11:55 p.m.


  • Vocation : Writers : Poet