|born on||4 October 1928 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )|
|Place||Manhattan, New York, 40n46, 73w59|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||11°40' 28°02 Asc. 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.
Sy Scholfield quotes date and place from the "Carol Berge Collection - MS 693 - Bowling Green State University" (http://www.bgsu.edu/colleges/library/cac/ms/page45634.html) 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