Kenneth Rexroth


Born
in South Bend, Indiana, The United States
December 22, 1905

Died
June 06, 1982

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Kenneth Rexroth was an American poet, translator and critical essayist. He was among the first poets in the United States to explore traditional Japanese poetic themes and forms. He is regarded as a chief figure in the San Francisco Renaissance.

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100 Poems from the Japanese

4.26 avg rating — 919 ratings — published 1955 — 6 editions
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One Hundred Poems from the ...

4.34 avg rating — 574 ratings — published 1956 — 7 editions
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The Complete Poems

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One Hundred More Poems from...

4.28 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Women Poets of China

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4.31 avg rating — 178 ratings — published 1972 — 5 editions
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One Hundred More Poems from...

4.28 avg rating — 147 ratings — published 1970 — 5 editions
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The Collected Shorter Poems...

4.30 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1966 — 5 editions
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Love Poems from the Japanese

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Selected Poems

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Classics Revisited

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4.12 avg rating — 95 ratings — published 1986 — 5 editions
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“Crooked cards and straight whiskey,
Slow horses and fast women.”
Kenneth Rexroth

“The mature man lives quietly, does good privately, takes responsibility for his actions, treats others with friendliness and courtesy, finds mischief boring and avoids it. Without the hidden conspiracy of goodwill, society would not endure an hour.”
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“I've had it with these cheap sons of bitches who claim they love poetry but never buy a book.”
Kenneth Rexroth

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