Kenneth Rexroth

Poems, Essays, Letters, Translations

In What Hour? (1940). New York: The Macmillan Company. 

The Phoenix and the Tortoise (1944). New York: New Directions Press.

The Art of Worldly Wisdom (1949). Prairie City, Il: Decker Press. (reissued in 1953 by Golden Goose and 1980 by Morrow & Covici)

The Signature of All Things (1949). New York: New Directions Press.

Beyond the Mountains: Four Plays in Verse (1951). New York: New Directions Press.

The Dragon and the Unicorn (1952). New York: New Directions Press.

Thou Shalt Not Kill: A Memorial for Dylan Thomas (1955). Mill Valley: Goad Press.

In Defense of the Earth (1956). New York: New Directions Press.

Bird in the Bush: Obvious Essays (1959) New York: New Directions Press.

Assays (1961) New York: New Directions Press. (essays)

Natural Numbers: New and Selected Poems (1963). New York: New Directions Press.

Classics Revisited (1964; 1986). New York: New Directions Press. (essays)

Flower Wreath Hill: Later Poems. (1991)

Collected Shorter Poems (1966). New York: New Directions Press.

An Autobiographical Novel (1966). New York: Doubleday. (prose autobiography)

(expanded edition 1991 by New Directions Press)

Heart's Garden, The Garden's Heart (1967). Cambridge: Pym-Randall Press

Collected Longer Poems (1968). New York: New Directions Press.

The Alternative Society: Essays from the Other World (1970). Herder & Herder.

With Eye and Ear (1970) Herder & Herder.

American Poetry in the Twentieth Century (1971). New York: Herder & Herder. (essay)

Sky, Sea, Birds, Trees, Earth, House, Beasts, Flowers (1971). Santa Barbara: Unicorn Press.

The Elastic Retort: Essays in Literature and Ideas (1973). Seabury.

Communalism: From Its Origins to the Twentieth Century (1974). Seabury. (non-fiction)

New Poems (1974). New York: New Directions Press.

The Silver Swan (1976). Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press.

On Flower Wreath Hill (1976). Burnaby, British Columbia: Blackfish Press.

The Love Poems of Marichiko (1978). Santa Barbara: Christopher's Books.

The Morning Star (1979) New York: New Directions Press.

Saucy Limericks & Christmas Cheer (1980). Santa Barbara: Bradford Morrow.

Between Two Wars: Selected Poems Written Before World War II (1982). Labyrinth Editions

& The Iris Press.

Selected Poems (1984). New York: New Directions Press.

World Outside the Window: Selected Essays (1987). New York: New Directions Press.

More Classics Revisited (1989). New York: New Directions Press. (essays)

An Autobiographical Novel (1964; expanded edition, 1991). New York: New Directions Press.

Kenneth Rexroth & James Laughlin: Selected Letters (1991). New York: Norton.

Flower Wreath Hill: Later Poems (1991). New York: New Directions Press.

Sacramental Acts: The Love Poems (1997). Copper Canyon Press.

Swords That Shall Not Strike: Poems of Protest and Rebellion (1999). Glad Day.

Complete Poems (2003). Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press.

In the Sierra - Mountain Writings (2012). New York: New Directions Press.

 

Translations:

Fourteen Poems by O. V. de L.-Milosz. (1952), San Francisco: Peregrine Press. Translated by Kenneth Rexroth, with illustrations by Edward Hagedorn. Second edition. (Port Townsend, WA): Copper Canyon Press, (1983). Paperbound. Issued without the Hagedorn illustrations.

30 Spanish Poems of Love and Exile (1956), San Francisco: City Lights Books.

One Hundred Poems from the Japanese (1955), New York: New Directions Press.

One Hundred Poems From the Chinese (1956), New York: New Directions Press.

Poems from the Greek Anthology. (1962), Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor Paperbacks: The University of Michigan Press.

Pierre Reverdy: Selected Poems (1969), New York: New Directions Press.

100 More Poems from the Chinese: Love and the Turning Year (1970), New York: New Directions Press.

100 Poems from the French (1972), Pym-Randall.

Orchid Boat (1972), Seabury Press. with Ling Chung; reprinted as Women Poets of China, New York: New Directions Press.

100 More Poems from the Japanese (1976), New York: New Directions Press.

The Burning Heart (1977), Seabury Press. with Ikuko Atsumi; reprinted as Women Poets of Japan, New York: New Directions Press.

Seasons of Sacred Lust: Selected Poems of Kazuko Shiraishi. (1978), (New York): New Directions Press.

Complete Poems of Li Ch’ing-Chao. (1979), (New York): New Directions Press.

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